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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 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 WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 7, 2014. Captured in Unnamed Road, 43100 Lubilhac, France.