Blue butterflies are my favourite. The glimpse of iridescence as they dance off to find another spot to rest is a special moment.
The common blue butterfly is found widely across the UK, liking sheltered sunny spots, exactly the environment in my country garden. However, they rarely visit and are a very welcome visitor when they are passing by. I love their latin name, Polyommatus icarus, something to do with their love of flying in the sun maybe!
Basking and feeding in the sunshine common blue butterflies speckled underwings hide the sparkling blue that glows in the late morning sunshine.