ianballam: Female Common Blue at Longham Lakes, an under-rated butterfly https://t.co/ZUNGzS9yAb

ianballam: Female Common Blue at Longham Lakes, an under-rated butterfly https://t.co/ZUNGzS9yAb

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Tweet Contents Female Common Blue at Longham Lakes, an under-rated butterfly https://t.co/ZUNGzS9yAb
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Tweet Author ian ballam
Tweet Date Monday, 10 July, 2017 - 18:15
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Common Name Common Blue
Scientific Name Polyommatus icarus
Interest Level
1/5
Related Species Lycaenid Butterflies (Blues and Hairstreaks)
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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. 


 

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Photo taken pre 2011. Identifying features of the commkon blue are the overall blue colouring, the...
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Photo taken pre 2011. This shows the very different underside of the wings
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Tweet Date:
14/05/2017 - 16:15
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Common blue on ragged robin and the first Southern marsh orchids in flower #summer https://t.co/FNUQV0wIVy

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

Kestrel at Lychett Bay

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16/01/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 6 hours 49 min ago
Total views: 442
Title: Ian Ballam

Lesser Yellow Legs at Lychett Bay

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16/01/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 2 hours 27 min ago
Total views: 453
Title: Ian Ballam

Tufted Duck at Poole Park

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18/01/2017 - 17:15
Last viewed: 4 hours 41 sec ago
Total views: 453
Title: Ian Ballam

Goldeneye (female) at Poole Park

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18/01/2017 - 17:15
Last viewed: 9 hours 37 min ago
Total views: 401
Title: Ian Ballam

Smew at Holes Bay

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18/01/2017 - 17:15
Last viewed: 6 hours 58 min ago
Total views: 382
Title: Ian Ballam

Cormorant at Poole Park

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19/01/2017 - 20:45
Last viewed: 4 hours 25 min ago
Total views: 446
Title: Ian Ballam

Little Egret at Holes Bay

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21/01/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 5 hours 59 min ago
Total views: 440
Title: Ian Ballam

Redwing at Lytchett Bay

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22/01/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 1 hour 1 min ago
Total views: 328
Title: Ian Ballam

Spotted Redshank at Holes Bay

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23/01/2017 - 19:00
Last viewed: 1 day 18 hours ago
Total views: 333
Title: Ian Ballam

Spotted Redshank at Holes Bay

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23/01/2017 - 18:45
Last viewed: 15 hours 55 min ago
Total views: 366
Title: Ian Ballam

Lesser Yellowlegs at Lytchett Bay

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23/01/2017 - 18:45
Last viewed: 2 hours 27 min ago
Total views: 344
Title: Ian Ballam

Avocet at Holes Bay

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25/01/2017 - 19:15
Last viewed: 10 hours 18 min ago
Total views: 379
Title: Ian Ballam

Spoonbill at LytchettFields

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26/01/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 23 hours 8 sec ago
Total views: 352
Title: Ian Ballam

Smew at Holes Bay

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26/01/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 20 hours 37 min ago
Total views: 377
Title: Ian Ballam

Red Fox at Lytchett Fields

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26/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 1 hour 1 sec ago
Total views: 370
Title: Ian Ballam

Pied Wagtail at Lytchett Bay

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27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 12 hours 56 min ago
Total views: 342
Title: Ian Ballam

Lapwing at Lytchett Fields

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27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 3 hours 24 min ago
Total views: 377
Title: Ian Ballam

Curlew at Upton CP

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27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 4 hours 50 min ago
Total views: 327
Title: Ian Ballam

Mistle Thrush at Upton CP

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27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 1 hour 6 min ago
Total views: 338
Title: Ian Ballam

Smew at Holes Bay

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27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 17 min 6 sec ago
Total views: 372
Title: Ian Ballam

Shoveler at Upton Country Park

Tweet Date:
27/01/2017 - 18:00
Last viewed: 4 hours 49 min ago
Total views: 363
Title: Ian Ballam

Dartford Warbler at Lytchett Heath

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01/02/2017 - 19:00
Last viewed: 1 hour 13 min ago
Total views: 343
Title: Ian Ballam

Water Rail at Lychett Bay

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01/02/2017 - 19:00
Last viewed: 22 hours 34 min ago
Total views: 321
Title: Ian Ballam

Buzzard at, Upton CP

Tweet Date:
02/02/2017 - 15:45
Last viewed: 8 hours 45 min ago
Total views: 340

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