Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus (Linn.)

 

Very localized. Restricted to parts of S, C & E England and S & N Wales.

Mainly lowland heath, calcareous grassland and sand dunes.

Wide variety of foodplants, eg heathers, heaths, Gorse, vetches, trefoils and Rock-rose.

Usually July and August on heathlands and June to mid-July on calcareous sites.




2017.08.07 Hampshire New Forest, Crockford Stream 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.08.07 Hampshire New Forest, Matley Bog 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.07.18 Norfolk Kelling Heath 1 Saunders, Ashley
2017.07.17 Dorset Arne RSPB 2 Dorset BC
2017.07.10 Caernarvonshire Great Orme several UK Butterflies
2017.07.05 Dorset Westcliffe 9 Dorset BC
2017.07.05 Sussex Ashdown Forest 11+ Sussex BC
2017.07.05 Sussex Iping Common several Sussex BC
2017.07.04 Hampshire Slop Bog 10 Jenkins, Gareth 
2017.07.04 Dorset Upton Heath 1 Dorset BC
2017.07.04 Sussex Ashdown Forest 12 Sussex BC
2017.07.02 Dorset Holt Heath 6 Dorset BC
2017.07.02 Sussex Iping Common 9 Sussex BC
2017.06.27 Suffolk Purdis Heath 30+ Suffolk BC
2017.06.24 Sussex Ashdown Forest 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.23 Dorset Holton Heath 9 Dorset BC
2017.06.23 Dorset Sopley Common 2 Dorset BC
2017.06.22 Sussex Iping Common 61 Sussex BC
2017.06.21 Berkshire Wildmoor Heath 4 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.21 Dorset Broadcrft Quarry, Portland 1 Dorset BC
2017.06.20 Hampshire Silchester Common2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.20 Shropshire Prees Heath several UK Butterflies
2017.06.19 Suffolk Blaxhall Heath 300+ Suffolk BC
2017.06.19 Suffolk Lower Hollesley Common 20 Suffolk BC
2017.06.20 Hampshire Pamber Forest 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.19 Dorset Sopley Common 13 Dorset BC
2017.06.19 Devon East Buddleigh Common 8 Devon BC
2017.06.15 Norfolk Westleton Heath 30+ Jenkins, Gareth
2017.06.15 Norfolk Westleton Common 20 Jenkins, Gareth
2017.06.18 Suffolk Westleton Heath several Suffolk BC
2017.06.18 Sussex Smuggler's Car Park 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.18 Pembrokeshire St Govan's Head 2 UK Butterflies
2017.06.17 Norfolk Kelling Heath 50+ Riley, Adrian
2017.06.17 Sussex Ashdown Forest 6 Sussex BC
2017.06.17 Sussex Iping Common 25 Sussex BC
2017.06.17 Dorset Morden Bog 30 Dorset BC
2017.06.16 Suffolk Westleton Heath 1+ Suffolk BC
2017.06.16 Dorset Slop Bog 23 Dorset BC
2017.06.15 Suffolk Purdis Heath 12 Suffolk BC
2017.06.15 Suffolk Upper Hollesley Common 3 Suffolk BC
2017.06.13 Sussex Iping Common 100+ Sussex BC
2017.06.12 Suffolk Westleton Heath 50+ Suffolk BC
2017.06.12 Sussex Iping Common many Sussex BC
2017.06.11 Sussex Stedham Common 3 Sussex BC
2017.06.10 Hampshire New Forest, Deerleap 4 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.10 Suffolk Purdis Heath several Suffolk BC
2017.06.05 Sussex Iping Common 14 Sussex BC
2017.06.04 Dorset St Catherine's Hill 2 Dorset BC
2017.06.04 Suffolk Blaxhall Heath 34 Suffolk BC
2017.06.04 Norfolk Buxton Heath 3 Brazil, Andy
2017.06.04 Suffolk Blaxhall Heath 34 Fisher, Paul 
2017.06.03 Sussex Iping Common 12 Sussex BC
2017.06.01 Suffolk Westleton Heath 1+ Suffolk BC
2017.05.31 Surrey Fairmile Common7 Surrey BC 
2017.05.29 Sussex Locality witheld 1 Sussex BC