This butterfly was quite a hard one to spot as it is very tiny. The colouration of the body is dark brown which appears almost black. The males have a slight blue colouring towrads the body, with the females being a plain colour. The uderside is pale geryish-brown with tiny black spots.


Small Blue (Cupido minimus)

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Where to sight species

South facing grassy banks and slopes.

Brook chalk-pit.


Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Early Spring to late Summer.


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