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)

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Male top-side view

Where to sight species

Meadows and flowery hillsides and gardens.


Alverstone, Limerstone, Nettlecombe.


© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Mid-spring to late summer.


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