Holly Blue

Celastrina argiolus

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Gormán Cuilinn [IRL]

Azuré des Nerpruns [F]

Faulbaumfalter [D]

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

Woodlands, Gardens.

Common in some Eastern and Southern Regions.

Holly, Ivy.

26-35mm (1.02 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The wings are predominantly pale blue, a border of black is present (more pronounced on the female).
The underside is less colourful than that of the Common Blue, with simple small black streaks.