LYCAENIDAE - BLUES

Small Blue   Cupido minimus

Male. Castle Hill NNR, East Sussex.   3rd June 2013

Male. Medley Bottom, Amberley, West Sussex.   22nd May 2019

Male. Kithurst Hill Meadow, West Sussex.   24th May 2016

Female. Kithurst Hill Meadow, West Sussex.   20th June 2019

Silver-studded Blue   Plebejus argus

Male,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   26th June 2011

Male,   Iping Common, West Sussex.   14th June 2017

Female,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   26th June 2011

Female,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   26th June 2011

Male underside,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   30th June 2013

Female underside,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   30th June 2013

Mating pair, male on the right,   Prees Heath, Shropshire.   30th June 2013

Male underside, with a single silver stud.   Iping Common, West Susssex.   27th June 2016

Brown Argus   Aricia agestis

Male,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   19th June 2013

Male,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   5th July 2013

Female,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   19th July 2010

Female,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   2nd July 2011

Underside,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   19th July 2010

Underside,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   24th July 2012

Northern Brown Argus   Aricia artaxerxes ssp. salmacis

Warton Crag, Cumbria.   7th July 2012

Warton Crag, Cumbria.   7th July 2012

Warton Crag, Cumbria.   7th July 2012

Warton Crag, Cumbria.   1st July 2011

Common Blue   Polyommatus icarus

Male,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   27th June 2010

Male,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   1st July 2012

Male underside,   Folkton, E. Yorkshire.   17th June 2010

Female,   Coombs Dale, Derbyshire.   17th July 2016

Female, more like Brown Argus than usual.  Arundel, W. Sussex.   17th July 2018

Female underside,   Longstone Edge, Derbyshire.   11th June 2018

Chalkhill Blue   Lysandra coridon

Male,   Yoesden Bank, Bucks.   19th August 2011

Male,   Kithurst Hill, West Sussex.   31st July 2016

Male underside,   Kithurst Hill Meadow, W. Sussex.   10th July 2018

Female,   Kithurst Hill, West Sussex.   20th July 2020

Female underside,   Kithurst Hill, West Sussex.   20th July 2020

Adonis Blue   Lysandra bellargus

Male,   Yoesden Bank, Bucks.   19th August 2011

Male,   Yoesden Bank, Bucks.   19th August 2011

Male,   Yoesden Bank, Bucks.   19th August 2011

Male, underside   Mill Hill, West Sussex.   1st September 2016

Female, underside   Medley Bottom, Amberley, West Sussex.   22nd May 2019

Holly Blue   Celastrina argiolus

Male,   Disley, Cheshire.   10th June 2009

Female,   Church Norton, West Sussex.   7th September 2016

Large Blue   Maculinea arion

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012

Collard Hill, Somerset.   21st June 2012
Female showing repeated behavior - wings flattened, abdomen raised, then wings and abdomen shaken vigorously for 3-4 seconds - distributing pheromones?

Long-tailed Blue   Lampides boeticus

Female,   Whitehawk Hill, Brighton, East Sussex.   15th September 2020

Battered male,   Whitehawk Hill, Brighton, East Sussex.   15th September 2020