Irish moths and butterflies

Family: Lycaenidae

1580     *     Holly Blue     *     Celastrina argiolus

Mainly south and east Ireland
Wingspan: 26-35mm

Flight time: April-June in NI, single brood. April-September in south, two broods
Habitat: Woods and gardens where foodplants occur

Larval food plants: Holly, Ivy

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork

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