Pete's Walks - Common Blue

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MALE - Photo taken 21/06/09 at College Lake, Bucks

I have seen these quite often on my walks. Locally I have seen them near Bison Hill.

 

MALE - Photo taken 12/08/09, at Bison Hill, Whipsnade, Beds.

 

FEMALE - Photo taken 10/08/09, at Dunstable Downs, Beds.

 

FEMALE - Photo taken 10/08/09, at Kensworth quarry, Beds. This was take on the same day as the previous photo, and shows how the brown on the females fades away with age to reveal the blue underneath. I only realised this was a female when I enlarged the photo and saw the orange marks on the forewings.

 

Photo taken 29/07/06, near Royston (Day 13 of my Berkshire-Essex walk).

 

Photo taken 16/06/09 at Kensworth, Beds.