Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae

1581 (ABH61.013) Large Blue Maculinea arion, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07112

Somerset
Somerset
 Photo © Val Perrin
Somerset
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Somerset
Somerset
 Photo © Val Perrin


General Information

This species became extinct in the UK in 1979.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 38-48mm, F: 42-52mm
Foodplant(s): Wild Thyme (flowerheads) (Thymus polytrichus)
Flying: One generation, early June-mid July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Extinct

Habitat

Unimproved grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1833

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 04 July


Extinct
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow, brown, white