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Common Blue

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) male.

 

I shot this little butterfly at Gious Kampos.

Yes, I know, I was there for the flowers, but a blue flutter-by is hard to ignore :-)

You can tell it's a male because the upperside of his wings are an iridescent blue-violet (barely visible in the photo), in females the upperwings are mostly brown with red-orange spots along the edges.

 

Best viewed Large, On Black.

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Taken on April 13, 2008