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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 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 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