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Common Blue in the sun  Common Blue,Geotagged,Polyommatus icarus,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Beautiful filtered light! Posted 5 years ago

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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 Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Jan 18, 2014. Captured Jun 20, 2013 19:28 in Sliffertsestraat 333, Land Forum, 5657 AN Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm