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The Common Blue A small butterfly found in huge numbers when walking along the hilly countryside in Tuscany. Adonis blue*,Common Blue,Geotagged,Italy,Pollyommatus bellargus,Polyommatus icarus,Summer,butterfly,insect,macro Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful, great depth of field. Posted 4 years ago
  2. Very artful shot! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Very nice indeed. Posted 4 years ago
  4. Lovely shot. Faded background and vibrant colours superb. Magnificent. Posted 4 years ago
  5. I believe that this is Polyommatus icarus, http://www.lepidoptera.eu/show.php?ID=153, white fimbriae at the border edge of the wings.
    If it was Polyommatus bellargus http://www.lepidoptera.eu/show.php?ID=147 it would show stripped black/white fimbriae at the border edge. Beautiful shot!
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 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
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Uploaded Aug 10, 2015. Captured Aug 9, 2015 15:51 in Via Fontecanti, 64, 53031 Casole d'Elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/2656s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm