Small Blue Cupido minimus (Fuessly)

 

Very scattered, mainly in S England and S Wales. Very localized elsewhere.

Dry, sheltered grassland.

Kidney Vetch.

Usually mid-May to late June. Partial second emergence during August in the south.




2017.08.14 Buckinghamshire Kimble Rifle Range 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.08.10 Dorset Compton Down 5 Dorset BC
2017.08.06 Surrey Hutchinson's Bank 8 UK Butterflies
2017.07.30 Berkshire College Lake a few Upper Thames BC
2017.07.28 Hertfordshire Roughdown Common 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.20 Dorset Durlston Country Park 9 Dorset BC
2017.07.10 Dorset Weymouth relief road cutting 6 Dorset BC
2017.07.07 Hampshire Portsdown Hill 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.01 Surrey Woldingham 2 Surrey BC 
2017.06.21 Hertfordshire Heartwood 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.19 Wiltshire Morgan's Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.18 Sussex Ashcombe Bottom 1+ Sussex BC
2017.06.17 Sussex Beeding Hill 1+ Sussex BC
2017.06.14 Hampshire Figsbury Ring 2 McLennan, Alex
2017.06.12 Berwickshire Partenhall 20 East Scotland BC 
2017.06.11 Dorset Badbury Rings 4 Dorset BC
2017.06.09 Dorset Fontmell Down 4 Dorset BC
2017.06.07 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 8 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.07 Wiltshire Old Shaftsbury Drove 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.06 Sussex Kithurst Meadow a few Sussex BC
2017.06.05 Sussex Kithurst Meadow a few Sussex BC
2017.06.04 Dorset Fontmell Down 17 Dorset BC
2017.06.04 Hampshire Noar Hill 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.03 Bedfordshire Totternhoe Quarry 40+ Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.03 Dorset Weymouth relief road cutting 2 Dorset BC
2017.06.03 Hampshire Grateley Railway Station 6 Wilts BC
2017.06.03 Hampshire Morgan's Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.03 Surrey Hutchinson's Bank many UK Butterflies
2017.06.03 Sussex Friston 1+ Sussex BC
2017.06.03 Sussex Wolstonbury Hill 20+ Sussex BC
2017.06.02 Bedfordshire Ewelme Watercress Beds 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.02 Bedfordshire Totternhoe Knolls 221 Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.02 Bedfordshire Totternhoe Knolls 200+ UK Butterflies
2017.06.02 Dorset Ridgeway Hill 10 Dorset BC
2017.06.02 Dorset Upton Road, Poole 9 Dorset BC
2017.06.02 Hampshire Old Winchester Hill 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.01 Berkshire Lardon Chase 3 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.01 Berwickshire Burnmouth many East Scotland BC 
2017.06.01 Dorset Compton Down 2 Dorset BC
2017.06.01 Dorset Martin Down 1 Dorset BC
2017.06.01 Hampshire Chalton Down 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.01 Isle of Wight Wheelers Bay 5 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.01 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 10 Wilts BC
2017.05.31 Cumbria Lowca Brows 8 Cumbria BC
2017.05.31 Sussex Hollingdean Butterfly Bank 12+ Sussex BC
2017.05.30 Dorset Badbury Rings 18 Dorset BC
2017.05.27 Hants/Wilts Martin Down 28+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Ditchling Down 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Newtimber Hill 5 Sussex BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Saddlescombe several Sussex BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Wolstonbury Hill 12+ Sussex BC
2017.05.28 Bedfordshire Totternhoe Knolls 3 Rhodes, Alison
2017.05.28 Berkshire Lardon Chase 4 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.28 Dorset Compton Down 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.28 Middlesex Hillbrow 30+ Herts & Middlesex BC2017.05.27 Dorset Badbury Rings 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.26 Dorset Bottomcombe Quarry, Portland 70 Dorset BC
2017.05.26 Dorset Durlston CP 2 Dorset BC
2017.05.26 Sussex Chantry Hill 4 Sussex BC
2017.05.26 Sussex Cissbury Ring 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.25 Cumbria Glasson 22 Cumbria BC
2017.05.25 Cumbria Ormsgill slag banks 40 Cumbria BC
2017.05.25 Berwickshire Burnmouth 30+ East Scotland BC 
2017.05.25 Buckinghamshire Yoesden Bank 7 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.25 Dorset Broadcroft Quarry 6 Dorset BC
2017.05.25 Sussex Castle Hill NR 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.25 Wiltshire Bratton Hill8 Wilts BC
2017.05.24 Hertfordshire Hillbrow 12 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.24 Sussex Bullock Down 37 Sussex BC
2017.05.23 Dorset Stert 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.23 Hampshire Milk Hill, Pewsey Downs10 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.23 Hertfordshire Ex Butterfly World site 8 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.22 Sussex Well Bottom 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Cumbria Oldside Wind Farm, Workington 3 Cumbria BC
2017.05.21 Middlesex Hillbrow 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.21 Oxfordshire Aston Upthorpe Downs 1+ Upper Thames BC
2017.05.21 Sussex Swanborough Bank many Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 11 Wilts BC
2017.05.21 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 2 Wilts BC
2017.05.20 Buckinghamshire Pitstone Hill   1 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.20 Gloucestershire Rodborough Common a few UK Butterflies
2017.05.20 Hertfordshire Pitstone Hill   1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.20 Sussex Kithurst several Sussex BC
2017.05.19 Cumbria Ormsgill slag banks 23 Cumbria BC
2017.05.18 Middlesex Hillbrow 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.18 Sussex Springhead Hill a few Sussex BC
2017.05.17 Sussex Chantry Hill 4 Sussex BC
2017.05.16 Hampshire Portsdown Hill 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.16 Sussex Chantry Hill 4 Sussex BC
2017.05.16 Sussex Mill Hill several Sussex BC
2017.05.16 Sussex Roedale Valley Allotments 7 Sussex BC
2017.05.15 Sussex Kithurst 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.14 Bedfordshire Totternhoe Quarry  1 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.14 Dorset Durlston CP 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.14 Hampshire Pitt Down 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.14 Sussex Kithurst 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.14 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.05.13 Buckinghamshire Pitstone Quarry  1 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.13 Devon Berry Head 4+ Devon BC
2017.05.13 Dorset Near Seacombe 2 Dorset BC
2017.05.13 Hampshire Martin Down 16 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.13 Kent Western Heights 4 UK Butterflies
2017.05.13 Sussex Kithurst 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.13 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 12 Wilts BC
2017.05.11 Cumbria Oldside Wind Farm, Workington 1 Cumbria BC
2017.05.11 Cumbria Ormsgill slag banks 3 Cumbria BC
2017.05.11 Dorset Perryfields, Easton 57 Dorset BC
2017.05.11 Dorset Upton Road, Poole 5 Dorset BC
2017.05.10 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.10 Hampshire Noar Hill 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.10 Dorset Compton Down 4 Dorset BC
2017.05.10 Sussex Medley Bottom 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.10 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 12 Wilts BC
2017.05.10 Wiltshire Lark Hill stop-off 8 Wilts BC
2017.05.10 Herefordshire Rodborough Common 1 Jenkins, Gareth
2017.05.09 Wiltshire Patcombe Hill 14 Wilts BC
2017.05.08 Devon Berry Head 20+ Devon BC
2017.05.08 Sussex Dorothy Skinner Butterfly Haven 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.08 Wiltshire Patcombe Hill 23 Wilts BC
2017.05.07 Berkshire Lardon Chase 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.07 Buckinghamshire Pitstone Hill 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.07 Buckinghamshire Pitstone Quarry  7 Bugalert correspondent
2017.05.06 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.05 Hertfordshire A41 Bourne End exit 22+ Herts & Middlesex BC 
2017.05.04 Berwickshire Burnmouth 2 East Scotland BC
2017.05.04 Devon Berry Head 3 Devon BC 
2017.04.29 Dorset Bottom Coombe 7 Dorset BC
2017.04.28 Devon Torquay 1+ Devon BC
2017.04.22 Wiltshire   Pewsey Downs  1  Wilts BC 
2017.04.21 Dorset  Bottomcombe Quarry, Portland1 Bugalert correspondent
2017.04.21 Dorset   Locality not known 1  BC first sightings