Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae

1575 (ABH61.020) Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon (=Lysandra), (Poda, 1761)

KR07173

Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Devil's Dyke
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
West Sussex, August 2010
West Sussex, August 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Sullington Hill
Sullington Hill
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
West Sussex, August 2010
West Sussex, August 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
West Sussex, August 2010
West Sussex, August 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
West Sussex, August 2010
West Sussex, August 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
West Sussex, August 2010
West Sussex, August 2010
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.

Wingspan: 33-40mm
Foodplant(s): Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)
Flying: One generation, July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Chalk and limestone grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
Sullington, West Sussex, Aug 2006.
Sullington, West Sussex, Aug 2006.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus (=Lysandra)

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow