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blue butterfly in the company of it's symbiotic partners,ants.

Silver-studded Blue, with Ants. Photo: Chris Elsdon

Blue butterfly with black spots hiding in gorse

Silver-studded Blue, Photo: Chris Elsdon

Chris and Sue attended a course on Silver-studded Blue butterflies with ‘Back from the Brink’ and were relieved to learn that the ants in the first photo,taken  on Hartland Moor on 17/06/19, have a symbiotic relationship with this species and were not attacking it as first thought.

The life of this butterfly is fascinating and information including a video showing an emergence with ants in attendance can be found on :