Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Polyommatus icarus Rottemburg, 1775
Common Blue

Family: Lycaenidae
Checklist Number: 61.018

Common in grassland areas from May to October. There are at least two generations in a season

The main foodplant is Common Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus, but other species are used

Polyommatus icarus
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