|The male is a light violet-blue with black fine edging. The female is dark brown with a blue tinge close to the body and orange cresents near the out edges of all wings. Both sexes have a pale browish-grey underside which is blue near the body. They are marked with orange cresants near the edges of hindwings and have black spots.|
|Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)|
Male top-side view
|Where to sight species|
Meadows and flowery hillsides and gardens.
Alverstone, Limerstone, Nettlecombe.
|Mid-spring to late summer.|