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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 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