Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae

1576 (ABH61.019) Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus (=Lysandra), (Rottemburg, 1775)

KR07172

Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Ballard Down, Dorset
Ballard Down, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
Tended by ants, Lulworth, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Lulworth, Dorset
Lulworth, Dorset
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Pupa
Pupa
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 30-40mm
Foodplant(s): Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)
Flying: Two generations, mid-May-mid June and mid-August-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Dry chalk and limestone grassland.

Regional Information

This species has been recorded in Huntingdonshire, but without locational data.

Last recorded in

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown Argus Aricia agestis
Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon (=Lysandra)

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