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FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 454
I took a picture of this blue butterfly.  I think it may be an Adonis blue female. Can any one else help with the identity.

Thank you.

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,398
    Adonis is a good call but the chalk hill blue is very similar. Hard to tell in a faded specimen like this one really.
  • The Chalk Hill blue does not start to fly until mid July, but Adonis blues fly in June, so I think Adonis blue is correct.
  • FritillaryFritillary WiltshirePosts: 454
    Maybe I got it wrong and it is a faded common blue female then. :)
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,398
    The Chalk Hill blue does not start to fly until mid July, but Adonis blues fly in June, so I think Adonis blue is correct.
    Mid july is just the average date and they can be out much earlier in a good year.
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