pammiep7: RT @birdygirl46: @BC_Dorset Lovely day at Cerne Abbas Hill, bit windy! @AmandaH782 @m0vfgpatrick @JoKingDevon https://t.co/67H0CnDjGI

pammiep7: RT @birdygirl46: @BC_Dorset Lovely day at Cerne Abbas Hill, bit windy! @AmandaH782 @m0vfgpatrick @JoKingDevon https://t.co/67H0CnDjGI

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Tweet Contents RT @birdygirl46: @BC_Dorset Lovely day at Cerne Abbas Hill, bit windy! @AmandaH782 @m0vfgpatrick @JoKingDevon https://t.co/67H0CnDjGI
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Tweet Author Pam Parsons
Tweet Date Sunday, 14 May, 2017 - 16:15
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:

All contributed photos for this species: 

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

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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
Tweet Date:
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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Mediterranean Gull at Radipole

Tweet Date:
23/02/2017 - 07:15
Last viewed: 6 hours 45 min ago
Total views: 193
Title: Retweet

Brimstone in Dorset

Tweet Date:
03/03/2017 - 19:30
Last viewed: 11 hours 36 min ago
Total views: 208
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Dipper at Lyme Regis

Tweet Date:
13/03/2017 - 19:30
Last viewed: 3 hours 25 min ago
Total views: 196
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Shoveller at Radipole

Tweet Date:
16/03/2017 - 10:00
Last viewed: 14 hours 40 min ago
Total views: 171
Title: Retweet

Fulmar at Portland

Tweet Date:
17/03/2017 - 07:15
Last viewed: 2 hours 15 min ago
Total views: 218
Title: Retweet

Sweet violets at Radipole

Tweet Date:
21/03/2017 - 07:45
Last viewed: 1 hour 15 min ago
Total views: 164
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wawlee: RT @Wildwood_photos: ALMOST certainly the final Garganey photo I'll upload...........-- https://t.co/oL1orCPJIP

Tweet Date:
24/03/2017 - 15:30
Last viewed: 3 hours 6 min ago
Total views: 180
Title: Retweet

PortlandBirdObs: RT @fisherandbirder: Stunning views of Sparrowhawk today @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/sQ8dhgMMAX

Tweet Date:
29/03/2017 - 18:30
Last viewed: 1 day 3 hours ago
Total views: 210
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PortlandBirdObs: RT @fisherandbirder: Purple Sandpipers at Portland this week @PortlandBirdObs https://t.co/QogBH7VQ3v

Tweet Date:
31/03/2017 - 17:00
Last viewed: 18 hours 23 min ago
Total views: 154
Title: Retweet

SightingDOR: RT @j2fisher: Another Dipper - Lyme Regis this week. https://t.co/w4o7V5gnhw

Tweet Date:
01/04/2017 - 20:45
Last viewed: 21 hours 54 min ago
Total views: 139
Title: Retweet

RSPBArne: RT @GarySawyer77: Amazing day of wildlife visiting @RSPBArne today, including this Common Lizard. @Natures_Voice https://t.co/THCfY2i5tk

Tweet Date:
03/04/2017 - 10:45
Last viewed: 11 hours 44 min ago
Total views: 171
Title: Retweet

peterorchardnod: 8th April https://t.co/Lktz7TGQBz https://t.co/GJQjz3ErI4

Tweet Date:
08/04/2017 - 22:15
Last viewed: 9 hours 56 min ago
Total views: 103
Title: Retweet

DorsetBirdClub: RT @mr_mike_parker: Great day with the warblers of Arne yesterday @DorsetBirdClub @DorsetWildlife https://t.co/FUKxTuyOHg

Tweet Date:
09/04/2017 - 10:15
Last viewed: 50 min 6 sec ago
Total views: 138
Title: Retweet

CHOG_birds: RT @willgtlowe: Bluebells at Bulbarrow #dorsethour https://t.co/crsMPYYDtw

Tweet Date:
10/04/2017 - 19:30
Last viewed: 2 days 10 hours ago
Total views: 147
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ianballam: RT @avonbirder: Water vole @RSPBWeymouth https://t.co/oUgRDlHW6M

Tweet Date:
10/04/2017 - 20:15
Last viewed: 3 hours 18 min ago
Total views: 130
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RSPBArne: RT @LizWoodford1: Garston wood looking blue! @RSPBArne #bluebells https://t.co/6hXdAScAK4

Tweet Date:
16/04/2017 - 13:30
Last viewed: 6 hours 22 min ago
Total views: 132
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CHOG_birds: RT @JoAnnunaki: early purple orchids in the North Dorset woods #DorsetHour #wildflowers #orchids #wild https://t.co/xwxwKKKSru

Tweet Date:
17/04/2017 - 20:00
Last viewed: 3 days 1 hour ago
Total views: 124
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CHOG_birds: RT @JoAnnunaki: bluebells onWooland Hill #Dorset #bluebells #woods #spring #DorsetHour https://t.co/8Tb0qYg77k

Tweet Date:
17/04/2017 - 20:00
Last viewed: 1 hour 53 min ago
Total views: 86
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PortlandBirdObs: RT @severnrover: Wall Lizard on Portland Bill Yesterday @PortlandBirdObs , Good numbers seen https://t.co/0CJmxoYXqX

Tweet Date:
19/04/2017 - 14:15
Last viewed: 1 hour 13 min ago
Total views: 119
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SightingDOR: RT @severnrover: Cetti's warbler at Radipole lake yesterday, missed the Red bumped Swallow twice https://t.co/UZ7crnOAys

Tweet Date:
19/04/2017 - 16:45
Last viewed: 2 days 10 hours ago
Total views: 113
Title: Retweet

MartinWood14: RT @avonbirder: More otters https://t.co/83xILpEAP4

Tweet Date:
21/04/2017 - 18:15
Last viewed: 5 hours 29 min ago
Total views: 140
Title: Retweet

PortlandBirdObs: RT @stilts38: Grasshopper WarblerPortland https://t.co/nQ8ktQaQAZ

Tweet Date:
23/04/2017 - 06:45
Last viewed: 18 hours 33 min ago
Total views: 144
Title: Retweet

RSPBArne: RT @anna_allum: Look at the antennae of this male emperor moth. Another beautiful creature from @RSPBArne https://t.co/WdCx9XiwP5

Tweet Date:
24/04/2017 - 21:15
Last viewed: 1 day 3 hours ago
Total views: 113
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ianballam: RT @JoKingDevon: Several #RockPipits strutting their stuff at #PortlandBill #Dorset yesterday https://t.co/oMT15EXohQ

Tweet Date:
26/04/2017 - 08:15
Last viewed: 1 day 4 hours ago
Total views: 109

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