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Polyommatus icarus
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.
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Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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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  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Wow what a splendid picture, fantastic macro and well captured

  • jesika
    jesikaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, he’s such a handsome little fella.
    Last year I counted a record 13 on Girlies’ favourite walkies site. So far this year a grand total of NONE! Maybe this week they’ll appear…………
    j

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • robmac
    robmacover 3 years ago

    A wonderful capture of this lovely butterfly Johanna

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago


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  • Hi Lynne, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.
    Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago


    Thanks to All for the wonderful support, much appreciated.
    Johanna

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

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

    19 July 2011 – 1 image per day

    Great capture!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    1 DAY 2011/07/19

    excellent capture!

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago
  • Hi Joycelone, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group and for the favorite, so kind and much appreciated.
    Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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