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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Common Blue - Polyommatus icarus

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1574
Agassiz No.: 61.018

The Common Blue is the most widespread blue butterfly in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and is found in a variety of grassy habitats. The brightly coloured males are conspicuous but females are more secretive. It remains widespread but there have been local declines within its range.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

Flight Times


More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.

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