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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 Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jul 18, 2018. Captured Jul 18, 2018 12:12 in 2 Coastguard Cottages, Newtown, Newport PO30 4PA, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm