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Butterfly Arch One of many little butterflies that I had such a blast trying to photograph while in Italy. Common Blue,Geotagged,Italy,Pollyommatus bellargus,Polyommatus icarus,Summer,bug,butterfly,macro Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Butterfly Arch

One of many little butterflies that I had such a blast trying to photograph while in Italy.

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  1. Blues are always a fun subject. They are just so pretty. Nice capture! Posted 4 years ago
  2. I believe that this is Polyommatus icarus, http://www.lepidoptera.eu/show.php?ID=153.
    Black dot markings on the forewings are much more bigger in Polyommatus bellargus http://www.lepidoptera.eu/show.php?ID=147. Another major difference between them, when looking to the edge of the wings: P.bellargus with stripped black/white fimbriae and P.icarus with white fimbriae only.

    Beautiful shot, thou! Best compliments, cheers!*
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. I'll take your word for it as I am no expert in insect identification. Thanks! Posted 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 Dec 10, 2015. Captured Aug 14, 2015 11:12 in Strada Provinciale 28, 53031 Casole D'elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/1579s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm