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DSC_5133-site  Common Blue,Polyommatus icarus Click/tap to enlarge


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  1. This seems to be the same species or maybe even the same couple, so not a common blue either...
    DSC_5124-site  Common Blue,Polyommatus icarus
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The Common Blue is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae, widespread over much of the Palaearctic. Recently, ''Polyommatus icarus'' was discovered in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada by Ara Sarafian, an amateur entomologist who observed the butterfly from 2005 to 2008. He contacted the Canadian National Collection of Insects in Ottawa where the butterfly was identified as ''P. icarus'', a new alien butterfly to Canada and to North America. The butterfly seems to be well established and is extending.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Jul 23, 2013. Captured Jul 21, 2013 16:09.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/8.0
  • 1/3000s
  • ISO200
  • 90mm