Canon EOS 50D, 1/500 sec, F/5.6, ISO-125
Location: Hoorn, Netherlands, Europe.
As Is on Augustus 27/2012
Just Butterflies September 30/2012
A Little Bit of You September 7/2012
As Is Photography September 6/2012
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae, widespread over much of the Palaearctic and recently introduced in eastern Canada.
Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown above with a row of red spots along the edges and usually some blue at the base of the wings; the upperside may be mostly blue, especially in Ireland and Scotland, but it always has red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and a more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings and extending onto the forewings, though they are generally fainter there, particularly in the males, where they are sometimes missing altogether.