View of blue and silvery grey butterfly on gorse

Long-tailed Blue. Photo: Simon Crampin

View of blue and silvery grey butterfly on gorse

Long-tailed Blue. Photo: Simon Crampin

Simon found this Long-tailed Blue at Durlston Head on 22/08/2019 and the second photo clearly shows the tails.  This is a butterfly not often seen in this country but we have had 5 records sent to the website this year. They have also been reported in other areas along the south coast, notably in Sussex.

The eggs are laid on Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea, Broom, and possibly a range of other legumes.

 

 

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