Main: (Lycaenidae / Theclinae)
61.010 [B&F: 1569] Small Blue (Cupido minimus) (Fuessly, 1775)

 

Notes: A rare Red Data Book species, on chalk downland, south-facing hillsides, embankments, quarries and sea cliffs; 50-400 m (50-2800 m in Europe), in much of the British Isles; mainland Europe and Scandinavia. There are good populations in Hampshire on Martin Down and Portsdown Hill and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 16-24 mm. Larva feeds on Kidney Vetch, subsequently living underground where attended by ants.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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