Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Common Blue

Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus. Nikon D7200 f11 100mm 1/160 ISO 360

Lots of blue butterflies, such as this female Common Blue, and the Brown Argus below (which is also a blue butterfly - confusing, isn't it?), but no Chalkhill Blues. Two seasons of searching have failed to come up with any sightings. It looks like the only colony of Chalkhill Blues in VC55 has gone extinct.

Brown Argus