Common Blue

A widespread butterfly found in a variety of grassy habitats from sea level to mountainsides.

This one was photographed on the hill behind Penmore.

The brightly coloured males are conspicuous, females are browner with little or no blue.

Common Blue

 

The caterpillars feed on Birds for trefoil.

If you see Birds foot trifle then chances are you may find the Common Blue butterfly.

birds foot trefoil

 

The adults fly from Mid May towards the end of September