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Beautiful blue!  Butterfly,Common Blue,France,Geotagged,Polyommatus icarus,Silver-studded blue butterfly Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. This is not a silver-studded blue, it has an extra spot in the base of the forewings. Polyommatus icarus and Polyommatus eros have that spot, but the latter is not very common, found at higher altitude.
    http://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/html/Plebejus%20argus.htm
    http://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/html/Polyommatus%20eros.htm
    http://www.butterfliesoffrance.com/html/Polyommatus%20icarus.htm
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. Oh wow, thank you! Such attention to detail - I must try harder! Posted 5 years ago

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The common blue butterfly is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and subfamily Polyommatinae. The butterfly is found throughout the Palearctic. Butterflies in the Polyommatinae are collectively called blues, from the coloring of the wings. Common blue males usually have wings that are blue above with a black-brown border and a white fringe. The females are usually brown above with a blue dusting and orange spots.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 7, 2014. Captured in Unnamed Road, 43100 Lubilhac, France.