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61.019 [B&F: 1576] Adonis Blue (Polyommatus bellargus) (Rottemburg, 1775)


A rare Red Data Book species, on chalk downland, south-facing hillsides; 100-400 m (100-2000 m in Europe) in parts of southern England and mainland Europe. In Hampshire appears in reasonable numbers on Martin Down, and regular on Broughton Down and St Catherine's Hill, and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 28-34 mm. Larva feeds on Horseshoe Vetch and Crown Vetch, subsequently living underground where attended by ants.

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