Holly Blue
Celastrina argiolus L.


The Holly Blue is a species in the family Lycaenidae, and found in Europe, Asia, North America. The species lives in deciduous and mixed forests, bushes. Their wings are silver-blue spotted with pale ivory dots. The forewings of the female have broad black borders that are absent in the male. The wingspan is 11-15 mm. The flying time: the first generation in May; the second in June – August. The nutritional plants: the Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica L.), Raspberry (Rubus sp.), Heather (Calluna sp.).

This shot was taken by me in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.









Bottom sides of the wings


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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