Small Blue   Cupido minimus

Cupido minimus

On this cool morning the normally flittish small blue settled and posed on the ground seeking warmth from the stones. This is a declining species whose only food plant Anthyllis vulneraria (Kidney Vetch) wasn't quite flowering at this site.

Coast, Spey Bay, near Nairn 14th May 2007

Added on 18th May 2007, updated 26th June & November 6th 2008, updated 7th June 2010