view of an Adonis Blue resting on grass with wings wide open

Adonis Blue. Photo: Alison Copland

Alison photographed this Adonis Blue at Fontmell Down on 15/08/18.

The male Adonis Blue has brilliantly-coloured blue wings that gives this butterfly its name, and can be found flying low over vegetation, seeking out the less-conspicuous females that are a rich chocolate brown in colour.

This species has two broods, and this is one of the second generation which is on the wing from the second half of August.

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