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Apr 30, 2012 3:09 PM

Holly Blue?

Is this a Holly Blue? London SW18, if that helps on habitat - thanks!

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    Apr 30, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to John Jackson)
    Re: Holly Blue?
    It is indeed - they are the commonest of the 'blue' butterflies in urban gardens. Their first showing is in April-May when they emerge from their overwintering pupal stage with another showing in July-August when their progeny emerge. This second generation overwinters to kick things off again next year. The spring brood larvae usually feed on Holy whereas the summer brood are more usually found on Ivy - though a smattering of other plants are recorded as fodder. 
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