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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 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 TristanV
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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