Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Chalkhill Blue

Polyommatus coridon

Description:

The Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. Males have pale silvery-blue wings with black and white border (see adjacent images). Females are dark brown, also with the black and white borders. As with many blue butterflies, separation from similar species in the field is on the underside markings. In the UK, this is a species favouring unimproved (and unfertilized) chalk downland. Its larval (caterpillar) foodplant is Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa). It is usually seen on the wing for about 6-8 weeks, July to September. (Wiki)

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Add to the mission European butterflies and moths.
Thanks for the information bayucca

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Please, join the new mission of European butterflies and moths and post all your corresponding spottings. We need a lot of people which would join the group to make it global! Thanks and best regards from Switzerland!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8574...

Palaimon
Palaimon 9 years ago

Add to a mission

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely!

Palaimon
Spotted by
Palaimon

Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 28, 2009
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

Reference

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team