Could someone please ID this for me, I have never had one of these in the garden before and would really like to know what it is. Thank you for any help.
You are very lucky as it looks like an Adonis Blue Butterfly. Beautiful!
Thanks Ladybird4, Here is another photo, My husband had a quick look on the net and he thinks it might be a Holly blue butterfly.
I think your husband has found the right one. What a lovely thing to see in your garden though. I am very jealous.
Thanks Ladybird4, It's the first time I have seen one, have to say it really made my day.
Thank you for your help.
Yes, a female Holly Blue
Females have the black edges around the fore wings
What brilliant luck! Its' beautiful.
I hope I get them come in the garden again, I usually only get the white cabbage butterfly, had a few Tortoiseshell but not many, mainly the white one, I like them all but really love this blue one.
Thank you everyone for your help.
This website has a downloadable file that I often refer to when trying to name some of the butterfly visitors to my garden.http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/index.php
Last edited: 25 April 2017 06:00:58
Thanks for the link Ado Annie, I will have a look on there, it may come in handy.