Common Blue
  Polyommatus icarus
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Male


Overview

Widely test distributed around the county wherever there are grassy places in sunny, sheltered locations. The Common Blue is not normally seen in mountainous areas and is less common inland than previously


Where to look

Although the Common Blue can be seen almost anywhere, except in the mountains, the best places are around the coast. Try the Workington windfarms, NX 996303: Drigg Dunes SD 050985: Askam Lots, SD 208767: Hodbarrow, SD 184783: South Walney, SD 214622: Sandscale Haws, SD 197755. Inland at Howe Ridding CWT Reserve, SD 434882.


When to look

Mid-May to early September .