The male chalkhill blue is far more stunning than the female. The male has silvery blue wings with black edges. The female is dark brown with orange and white spots on the hind wings. She has a little blue tinge near the body. The underside for both sexes are pale greyish brown with black spots.


chalkhill Blue (Lysandra coridon)

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Female Chalkhill Blue

Where to sight species

Chalk and limestone hills and flowery fields and meadows.

Tennyson Down, Brook.


© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times


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Mating Chalkhill Blues