Many once common British butterflies have become scarce or even extinct in recent times. 


Large Blue Butterfly

Large Blue ButterflyLarge Blue Butterfly: Maculinea arion
Habitat: Officially extinct but formerly the chalk downs of Cotswolds and Cornwall. Colonies have been introduced to Devon and Cornwall.
Food plant: Wild thyme.
Wingspan: about 4cm.

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