Adonis Blue
Polyommatus (Lysandra) bellargus

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Adonis blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Male, Switzerland, September 2012

Adonis blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Male, Switzerland, September 2012

Male, Switzerland, May 2005

Adonis blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Female, Switzerland, September 2013

Adonis blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Female, Switzerland, June 2013

Female, Switzerland, September 2006

Male, Switzerland, May 2004

Male, Switzerland, May 2006

Male, Switzerland, May 2006

Male, Switzerland, May 2006

Female, Switzerland, June 2006

Female, Switzerland, June 2006

Adonis blue

Male, Switzerland

Adonis Blue

Switzerland

The adonis blue is fairly common on chalkland around Europe, though rare in England. The male is easily identified by the brilliant blue colour, the chequered fringes and the cell spot on the underside of the forewing. The female shares the cell spot and chequered fringe but is brown on the upperside with orange lunules around the edges and usually glistening blue scales near the bases of the wings.