Adonis Blue

Common Name Adonis Blue
Scientific Name Lysandra bellargus
Family Lycaenid Butterflies Blues and Hairstreaks
Interest
4
Description A brilliantly coloured blue butterfly, rare in the United Kingdom as a whole but quite common in parts of Dorset. 
Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
13-10-21 Adonis Blue in Dorset: what your tweets tell us ... -
24-05-10 Adonis Blue (Lysandra bellargus)

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This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Hod Hill

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Portland Bill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Purbeck Ridge (West Hill and Knowle Hill)

Purbeck Ridge (Ridgeway Hill and Steeple Hill)

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Kingston and Houns-tout Cliff

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

St Adhelms Head and Emmetts Hill

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Winspit

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Purbeck Ridge (Nine Barrow Down)

No Public Access, Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

Open Access, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Durlston Country Park

Dorset Council, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Stonehill Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
4

Purbeck Ridge (Corfe East Hill)

Ballard Down

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Hambledon Hill National Nature Reserve

National Trust, National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
1

Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve

National Nature Reserve, Site of Scientific Interest
2

Tout Quarry Nature Reserve

Dorset Wildlife Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
3

Bindon Hill

Open Access
3

Cashmoor Down

Open Access
3

Chalbury Hill

Site of Scientific Interest
2

Giant Hill

National Trust, Site of Scientific Interest
2
This is the number of sites per recording area where I have found this species. Click/tap any area to see a list of the sites within that area:
Recording Area Number of Sites
3
East Dorset 1
North Dorset 3
Purbeck Coast 12
West Dorset 2
Weymouth Area 4
The number of records for each month for this species; it gives an idea of the best time to see it (although for plants this does not necessarily mean it was in flower):
Month No of Records
03: March 1
06: June 4
07: July 3
08: August 1
09: September 1
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description