Common Blue - Polyommatus icarus by Lepidoptera

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Polyommatus icarus
The Common Blue 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 and, especially in Ireland and Scotland, are mostly blue but always have the red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings (extending onto the forewings though generally fainter, particularly in the males where they are sometimes missing altogether). There are about a dozen black centered white spots on the hind wings, nine on the forwings.
Source: Wikipedia

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture !

  • jesika
    jesikaover 3 years ago

    Mine are hiding!
    Lovely image, good find.
    j

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    A lovely capture . . . pretty!!!!

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Great compo and capture of this little beauty

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Very nice colors

  • robmac
    robmacover 3 years ago

    A lovely shot Johanna

  • John Holding
    John Holdingover 3 years ago

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image . . great detail on the butterfly :-)

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    21 June 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great capture!

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