Common Blue

Polyommatus icarus

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Gormán Coiteann [IRL]

Azuré de la bugrane [F]

Hauhechel Bläuling [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

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.