Meadows, Grasslands, Quarries.
Seen in suitable habitats throughout Ireland.
Bird's foot trefoil.
30-35mm (1.09 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
The Common Blue is the most colourful of the Blues found in Ireland. The male is a very attractive shiny blue, whereas the female is mainly brown.
The underside is very decorative with orange crescents and black spots.