Common Blue Butterfly

From the book, Fluttering Gems, Portraits of Endangered Butterflies by Susan P Cooper

The Common Blue is a blue butterfly in Britain and Ireland. These butterflies can be found in a wide range of habitats, including grasslands, meadows, coastal areas, and even urban gardens. They prefer open areas with plenty of nectar-rich flowers. They are known for their erratic flight patterns, making them challenging to catch. Males are often seen patrolling their territory.

The Common Blue butterfly is distributed across much of Europe, from the British Isles to as far east as Siberia. It is one of the most widespread and familiar butterfly species in Europe. It faces threats from habitat loss due to urbanization and agriculture. Conservation efforts to protect their habitats and the plants they rely on are crucial to ensuring their continued survival.

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