Celastrina argiolus (Linnaeus, 1758)
HOLLY BLUE
Atlantic azure; Manitoba azure; Edward azure; Hops azure; Celastrina argiolus britanna Verity, 1919; Spring azure
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Celastrina argiolus
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Celastrina argiolus, Spring Azure
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Celastrina argiolus, female, top
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Holly blue - Celastrina argiolus

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Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: March - October.

Size: 26-34mm

Altitude: 0-1900m

 

The Holly blue is a very widespread species, equally at home in city parks as in wilder habitats. It has a cyclical existence, every five years or so it dies out almost completely and then builds up to huge numbers by the end of the fourth year. I believe there is a parasitic wasp which preys on the larva which obviously has a similar cycle (just out of phase).

 

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Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Azur Printanier
ID: 1111 1111 1111 3825 [detail]
© 2005 Henk Wallays

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Azur Printanier
ID: 1111 1111 1111 3826 [detail]
© 2005 Henk Wallays

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Azur Printanier
ID: 1111 1111 1111 3827 [detail]
© 2005 Henk Wallays

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Azur Printanier
ID: 1111 1111 1111 3828 [detail]
© 2005 Henk Wallays

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Azur Printanier
ID: 1111 1111 1111 3931 [detail]
© 2005 Henk Wallays

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue
ID: 0000 0000 0411 1840 [detail]
© 2011 David Frank Hayes

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue Butterfly
ID: 0000 0000 0510 0778 [detail]
© 2010 Dave Mangham/www.wildlifephotos.org.uk

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue Butterfly
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0511 [detail]
© 2010 Dave Mangham/www.wildlifephotos.org.uk

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue Butterfly
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0513 [detail]
© 2010 Dave Mangham/www.wildlifephotos.org.uk

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue Butterfly
ID: 0000 0000 0710 0514 [detail]
© 2010 Dave Mangham/www.wildlifephotos.org.uk

Celastrina argiolus
Celastrina argiolus
Holly Blue
ID: 0000 0000 0915 0758 [detail]
© 2015 Simon J. Tonge

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