The Chalkhill Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus (Lysandra) coridon)
I have not seen many of the Common Blue species this year, so I was somewhat concerned about finding the Chalkhill at the location where I normally find it. They can only be found in a few locations in the Southern part of England and only one place in East Anglia.
I went to the location yesterday to search. Just after starting the search I found one male which is featured in all of the images below.
I was able to take quite a few shots of this male as it was preoccupied trying to remove some flower stamen from its proboscis. It had been eating from a Field Scabious flower.
However, a further search for any more of the species proved fruitless.
|Sony Alpha 6000. E55-210 lens. 1/400 at f8. 210mm. ISO100|