Lytchettbirder: Even caught up with Common Blue in the garden second time this year, also managed to get the Gatekeepers. https://t.co/Qla78yQdeV

Lytchettbirder: 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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Tweet Contents 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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Tweet Author Nick Hull
Tweet Date Sunday, 16 July, 2017 - 19:15
Fact File: 
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. 


 

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

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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

Tweet Date:
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
Tweet Date:
16/07/2017 - 19:15
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Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: Also had good views of this little fellow in the Obs quarry just taken in s few evening rays. #LittleOwl https://t.co/0CrWqfOwLx

Tweet Date:
09/04/2017 - 20:45
Last viewed: 3 days 10 hours ago
Total views: 94
Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: Raven flyby from yesterday at Portland Bill. with @twoowlsbirding https://t.co/28hwDudhPF

Tweet Date:
09/04/2017 - 20:30
Last viewed: 14 sec ago
Total views: 107
Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: Green-veined White are on the wing on the Lytchett patch today. https://t.co/YVAegEzaj4

Tweet Date:
21/04/2017 - 21:30
Last viewed: 2 days 3 hours ago
Total views: 65
Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: Green-veined Orchid Challow Hill #DorsetOrchids with @twoowlsbirding https://t.co/aKr48PPz1m

Tweet Date:
29/04/2017 - 13:00
Last viewed: 16 hours 17 min ago
Total views: 83
Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: Very fresh Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia, Wareham Forest yesterday. https://t.co/rYnbLSZPLJ

Tweet Date:
26/06/2017 - 11:45
Last viewed: 14 min 51 sec ago
Total views: 46
Title: Nick Hull

Lytchettbirder: 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
Last viewed: 15 hours 50 min ago
Total views: 25

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