Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 19/07/20.
Polyommatus icarus, common name – Common Blue
Status It remains widespread but there have been local declines within its range.
Size and Family
- Family: Blues
- Size: Small
- Wing Span Range (male to female): 35mm
- Butterfly Conservation priority: low
- European status: Not threatened
Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is the main foodplant. Other plants used include: Greater Bird’s-foot-trefoil (L. pedunculatus), Black Medick (Medicago lupulina), Common Restharrow (Ononis repens), White Clover (Trifolium repens), Lesser Trefoil (T. dubium).
Ten Acres Habitation
Zone 7 – In the grassy area of the woodland conservation area after the Bewdley Road entrance.