Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/800 sec, F/6.3, ISO-400
Location: Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe
Date: August 2/2010
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the edges. They usually have some blue at the base of the wings.
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