Common Blue

[Click the name of the species to go to the main information page for this species.]
Common Name Common Blue
Scientific Name Polyommatus icarus
Interest Level
1/5
Related Species Lycaenid Butterflies (Blues and Hairstreaks)
Look for
Habitat Reference
Summary

A common species seen from early June until late October. It likes rough, open ground (especially chalk downland) where they can find an abundance leguminous flowers. 


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species here:

This chart shows the number of records per site for this species. Hover over any column to see the site and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per month for this species for up to the last 12 months for which there are records for this species (see note below). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These contributors have submitted records for this species:

Displaying 1 - 13 of 13

These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
Photo taken pre 2011. Identifying features of the commkon blue are the overall blue colouring, the...
Contributed By:
Photo taken pre 2011. This shows the very different underside of the wings
Contributed By:
Tweet Date:
14/05/2017 - 16:15
Contributed By:

Common blue on ragged robin and the first Southern marsh orchids in flower #summer https://t.co/FNUQV0wIVy

Tweet Date:
18/05/2017 - 13:30
Contributed By:
Common Blue today Powerstock Common Dorset. @savebutterflies @BC_Dorset @NatureUK https://t.co/Hh0Kwq56Ra
Tweet Date:
25/05/2017 - 22:15
Contributed By:
Female Common Blue at Longham Lakes, an under-rated butterfly https://t.co/ZUNGzS9yAb
Tweet Date:
10/07/2017 - 18:15
Contributed By:
Common Blue, Longham Lakes https://t.co/UrhE0IZrQa
Tweet Date:
12/07/2017 - 17:15
Contributed By:
Even caught up with Common Blue in the garden second time this year, also managed to get the Gatekeepers. https://t.co/Qla78yQdeV
Tweet Date:
16/07/2017 - 19:15
Contributed By:

The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
24/07/2017 - 20:30 Dorset Wildlife Trust Wildlife walk today: Common Blue, Red Admiral & Painted Lady! @DorsetWildlife @wildlife_skills @BC_Dorset… https://t.co/wMhh680hLC
21/07/2017 - 16:30 Dorset Wildlife Trust Lovely Common Blue butterfly spotted @ Lorton Meadows during a break in the rain #DWTWey #Butterflycount 🦋 https://t.co/iHbhpyGbGk
16/07/2017 - 19:15 Nick Hull Even caught up with Common Blue in the garden second time this year, also managed to get the Gatekeepers. https://t.co/Qla78yQdeV
16/07/2017 - 16:45 Two Owls Birding Common Blue, Grayling, Peacock, Red Admiral, 6spot Burnets, Gatekeeper #ButterflyCount #lytchettbaywildlife https://t.co/7dZtMiLDsy
13/07/2017 - 12:15 Nick Hull Hooray just had first male Common Blue of the year in the garden. #LytchettBayWildlife
12/07/2017 - 17:15 Ian Ballam Common Blue, Longham Lakes https://t.co/UrhE0IZrQa
10/07/2017 - 18:15 Ian Ballam Female Common Blue at Longham Lakes, an under-rated butterfly https://t.co/ZUNGzS9yAb
06/06/2017 - 18:45 Ian Ballam A blue, Common Blue maybe?? Hatch Pond https://t.co/MLfGurnspC
26/05/2017 - 19:15 Retweet RT @RachJBC: Challow Hill, near corfe, is busy with Adonis and Common Blues today, this Green tiger beetle also paid me a visit whilst surv…
26/05/2017 - 17:30 Andy Martin Ulwell lay-by good numbers of Adonis & Common Blue mud-puddling not bad for UK @savebutterflies @DorsetWildlife… https://t.co/tdnScBzvmt
25/05/2017 - 22:15 Pam Parsons Common Blue today Powerstock Common Dorset. @savebutterflies @BC_Dorset @NatureUK https://t.co/Hh0Kwq56Ra
24/05/2017 - 15:45 Andy Martin Durlston NNR today Common Blue numbers building appears mostly male at this time @BC_Dorset @NatureUK… https://t.co/JPwlSOXTBe
24/05/2017 - 10:45 Durlston Ranger Fantastic morning with Small Blue, Adonis Blue and Common Blue all seen while I looking across towards the beautiful calm sea.
22/05/2017 - 19:00 Bob Ford Lots of small blues by the Weymouth Relief Road this afternoon, also this dingy skipper. See full species list at… https://t.co/5Et0zUVfEX
18/05/2017 - 13:30 Hamish Murray

Common blue on ragged robin and the first Southern marsh orchids in flower #summer https://t.co/FNUQV0wIVy

14/05/2017 - 18:15 Peter Orchard Small copper, common blue and speckled wood at Slepe heath toady
14/05/2017 - 18:00 Andrew Cooper A pair of Common Blues (Polyommatus icarus) enjoying the sunshine on the chalk download slopes of Cerne Abbas in… https://t.co/25Fouvpf6V
14/05/2017 - 16:15 Retweet RT @birdygirl46: @BC_Dorset Lovely day at Cerne Abbas Hill, bit windy! @AmandaH782 @m0vfgpatrick @JoKingDevon https://t.co/67H0CnDjGI
07/05/2017 - 22:15 Retweet RT @DHelliar: First day back on Dorset patch gave 2 Dingy Skipper & 1 Common Blue, amongst 6 species seen. 3 Reed Warbler & 3+ Garden Warbl…
17/04/2017 - 10:45 Dom Greves RT @domgreves: First Common Blue butterfly reported to @BC_Dorset website, seen 14 April on Portland. https://t.co/YE6ELUuNWF
Ian Andrews
Ian Andrews
Name of species Common Blue
This page created by PeterOrchard
This page was created 7 years 14 hours ago

The Nature of Dorset on Facebook

The Nature of Dorset on Twitter

Print or Email this page:

Printer Friendly and PDF

The Nature of Dorset on Blogger

Add this page to your social network:

Share