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After checking all the puzzles I think it is Polyommatus icarus  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Central Macedonia,Common Blue,Europe,Geotagged,Greece,Halkidiki,Insect,Insecta,Lepidoptera,Lycaenidae,Nature,Neos Marmaras,Polyommatus icarus,Sithonia,Spring,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. No, there is a spot in the base of the forewing that is missing in Polyommatus escheri. Polyommatus icarus has that spot but I don't know if it is the only one or others have it too. Identifying the blues is a nightmare and I usually try to avoid it. There are some descriptions and comparison with other species in the links below but there may be more similar species in Greece.
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. You are right, like the "Spot the 5 differences" game! And I have some shots of other blues waiting to be identified!!! Wish me Good luck! Posted 2 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 Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jun 26, 2017. Captured Jun 17, 2017 15:14 in Unnamed Road, Sithonia 630 72, Greece.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/125s
  • ISO125
  • 100mm