Cupido minimus   Small Blue

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

Added on 18th May 2007, updated 26th June & November 6th 2008, updated 14th April 2010