NS4179 : Common Blue butterfly at Pappert Hill

taken 3 years ago, near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Common Blue butterfly at Pappert Hill
Common Blue butterfly at Pappert Hill
Polyommatis icarus ♂

While photographically recording (for my own interest) the diversity of the heath spotted-orchids in NS4179 : Grassland near Nobleston Wood, I came across this butterfly. My usual experience of this species is that they are abundant in certain areas, but that they rarely settle for long enough to be photographed.

In this part of the country, there is normally just one generation a year. The caterpillar's foodplant is often said to be bird's-foot-trefoil, but they also feed on several other widespread plants of the same family.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Grassland 
Butterfly (from Tags)
Common Blue Male 
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Closeup  Life 
Primary Subject of Photo
Insect 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4106 7945 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.8977N 4:32.9423W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4106 7945
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Common Blue Butterfly  Pappert Well Community Woodland 

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