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Common Blue Butterflies Mating

Location: Farley Mount, Hampshire, UK. Date Taken: 01/06/03

Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus Icarus)

A very pretty butterfly especially the males which have blue wings with white fringes and the females have darker brown wings. The caterpillar’s feed on a variety of food plants, the most common is Bird's foot-trefoil and have two generations a year.  I often see this species in colonies feeding and mating on chalk hill downs of Farley mount near Winchester, UK.

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