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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.
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common blue, butterfly, lepidoptera, nature, flower, garden, wings, bug, insect, lycaenidae, red clover, polyommatus icarus, butterflys

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!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Very nice close up my friend. Thumbs up. Tom

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, I know how tiny and fast these are,
    .

  • Kathleen M. Daley
    Kathleen M. Daleyalmost 2 years ago

    stunning! ♥

  • branko stanic
    branko stanicalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot…

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Hi Ray, thank you very much for the Feature in your wonderful group, such a great honor.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

  • dilouise
    dilouisealmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful shot, congratulations on your feature in Closeups in Nature.

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this pretty Butterfly, congratulations.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 2 years ago

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

  • Hi Janis, thank you for the feature in your wonderful group, much appreciated.
    Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

    – Lepidoptera

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