Main: (Lycaenidae / Theclinae)
61.008 [B&F: 1567] Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) (Linnaeus, 1767)

 

Notes: Common in farmland, scrubland and flower meadows; 0-2700 m throughout much of southern Europe. In Britain, appears as a rare migrant in the south, with in the order of a hundred or so records since the first in 1859, including 38 in 1945. In Hampshire recorded at Christchurch (vice-county 11) in 1859 and at Claylands LNR in 2006, and on the Isle of Wight on Afton Down in 2001. Wingspan 30-36 mm. Larva feeds on Leguminosae, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Southsea11128/08/2015Adult
Afton Down10131/10/2001Adult
Alice Holt Forest, Straits Inclosure12104/07/2010Adult
Bartley11130/08/1995Adult
Bonchurch10109/11/2005Adult
Broughton Down11119/08/2013Adult
Browndown11118/08/2015Adult
Bishops Waltham11121/07/2006Adult
Bishops Waltham11125/07/2006Adult
Bishops Waltham11125/07/2006Adult
Bishops Waltham11124/07/2006Adult
Gilkicker, north-west11103/09/2007Adult
Southampton Common11124/09/2013Adult
St Catherine's Down 10129/10/2013Adult
Lower Test Marshes NR11105/10/1995Adult
Noar Hill12014/08/2002Adult
Osborne10130/07/2014Adult
Osborne10128/08/2013Adult
Sway11103/09/2012Adult
Wheelers Bay10124/07/2001Adult
Wheelers Bay10115/10/2013Adult
Wheelers Bay10117/10/2013Adult
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