Facts about Blue Butterfly, The Blue Butterfly is a Polyommatus type of butterfly that comes from the Lycaenidae family. These butterflies are largely found in Pala Arctic and in the eastern parts of Canada. In dull climate the Blues Butterfly roosts its head down on the stem of the grass communally during the nighttime, with a number of butterflies rarely found roosting on the similar grass stem.
The upperside of the male Blue Butterfly is an iridescent pale purple blue with a thin black color border. Female Blue Butterfly have a brown color body, with a line of red spots down the edges and generally some blue at the bottom of their wings. The upperside of the females may be generally blue, but it has red spots at all times.
The underside of the male Blue Butterfly appears with grayish ground color, whereas the female Blue Butterfly have a more brownish underside. Both males and females have a line of red spots down the edge of the back wings and extending onto the front wings, although they are usually fainter, chiefly in the male Blue Butterfly, where they are occasionally missing in total. There are about 12 numbers of black-centered white color spots on the back wings, nine white color spots on the front wings including one in the center of the front wing cell. The white color fringe on the external edge of the wings of the Blue Butterfly is not crossed with black color lines.
The Blue Butterfly is the most widespread and the most common butterfly of Britain, in which they are largely found as far as the northern parts of Orkney and on the major parts of the Outer Hebrides. Male Blue Butterfly are often extremely obvious as they protect territories against their rivals and find out the more isolated female butterflies. The female Blue Butterfly is less noticeable, spending most of its time in feeding the nectar, egg-laying and resting.
The Blue Butterfly prefers to live in a range of grassland homes, such as meadows, forest clearings, coastal dunes, and they may also live in several artificial homes, wherever their food plants are found.
The Blue Butterfly mostly feeds on the nectar of wildflowers and excrement and their larvae feed on the leaves of the wild plants.
The Blue Butterfly used to breed twice in a year one in May and June and other in August and September. In a year with an extended warm spell, occasionally they breed for a third time in October.
The Blue Butterfly is more active during sunshine and is a recurrent visitor to flowers. Male butterflies are the most active of the two genders and form territories which they round looking for female Blue Butterfly. When laying eggs, the female butterfly makes sluggish flights, low over the earth, looking for appropriate food plants to lay her egg. When an appropriate plant is found, the female Blue Butterfly lays its eggs singly on the shoots of that food plant.
The caterpillars of the Blue Butterfly are small in size, have a pale green color body, with yellow color stripes. They have usually lycid larvae, somewhat slug-like. Hibernation takes place as a half developed larvae, which are attractive to ants, but not to that extent to some other varieties of blues. Blue Butterfly are insects. A Blue Butterfly is a herbivore; Meaning that as a caterpillar its first food is its own eggshell and than it will eat the leaves of the plant on which it is hatched. When it becomes a Blue Butterfly, it will feed mostly on nectar from flowers, rotting fruit and water with a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw.
Life cycle of a Blue Butterfly comes in four stages, egg, larva "caterpillars", pupa "chrysalis" and adult Butterfly.
A Blue Butterfly will attach its eggs to leaves with a special glue.
When Blue caterpillars become fully grown they will attach to an appropriate leaf or small branch, than they will shed the outside layer of their skin and a hard skin underneath known as a "chrysalis" will be their new look
An adult Blue Butterfly will come out from the "chrysalis" than it waits a few hours for its wings to dry and fill with blood, before it takes its first flight.
Blue Butterfly can see yellow, green, and red. An adult Blue Butterfly average life span is from a week to a year
The top flight speed of a Blue Butterfly is 12 miles per hour (19 Km/ph) and some moths can fly up to 25 miles per hour (40 Km/ph).
A Blue Butterfly is cold-blooded, which means the body temperature is not regulated on its own. A Blue Butterfly can't fly or eat if their body temperature is below 82 degrees fah (28 cel). Blue Butterfly are often basking in the sun with their wings open to gain heat and than the veins in the wings carry the heat to the body.
A Blue Butterfly has sense organ, on their feet or tarsi, for tasting
The estimate is between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
A Blue Butterfly has a small body, made up of three parts – the head, abdomen and thorax. A Blue Butterfly has two large eyes, which are made up of many small parts which are called "compound eyes".
A Blue Butterfly has two antenna's on the top of their heads, which they use to smell, hear and feel. A Blue Butterfly mouth is a long tube a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw when its done eating, it rolls the tube back up.
A Blue Butterfly has three pairs of legs and their feet have little claws that help them stand on flowers. The Blue Butterfly wings are made up of hard tubes that are covered with a thin tissue. The Blue Butterfly wings are covered with fine dusty like scales. A Blue Butterfly has four brightly colored wings having distinctive patterns made up of tiny scales. The bright patterns scales sometimes have hidden ultraviolet patterns for attracting mates. The bright colors are also used as camouflage to hide them or scare off predictors.