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Looked like it was feeding on something in the dirt
Thanks, I just bookmarked both sites
here is one site for butterflie's determination that I often use, it's also very good http://www.leps.it/
Hannah for butterfly ID online try http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/ This is a great site and has all the world broken down into many areas!
Both very gracious, why I love PN so much. Thanks!
I really appreciate it, I'm learning a lot :)
There's no need to apologize, it was my fault, I didn't explain well :) this was good discussion :) important is that we found correct ID!
Sorry Jopy, I thought you were saying you thought this was Osiris, but your image you just shared is Mazarine. My bad! I was arguing with myself I guess!
here is my spotting of the same species, it's the same as this one http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/364...
You're right, James, I agree with your suggestion 100 % :)
Hannah on lower wing I see only 1 spot, there are two on Osiris and only 1 on Mazarine, also look at any reference pictures you like of upper wings, top wing has a clear circle or loop as yours does in image #4, the Osiris does not!
Hmm, this one seems to have two black spots rather than one on the underside of the hindwing. Pretty sure the top and underside photos were of the same individual, though it did occasionally fly out of sight and then come back.
Jopy I only see 1 spot on images posted above, also look at upper wings. In image #4 here you clearly see a loop on top left wing, not present on Osiris. The blues are hard as there are so many, but I stand by my ID!
no, they don't look the same hehehe osiris blue has on underside of the hindwing (part of wing closer to body) two black spots, Mazarine blue has only one...also, upperside of the wings is not the same colored...determination by the field guide is much easier than by internet pictures :)
Thanks guys, I updated the spotting :)
Ok, turns out there are far too many incredibly similar-looking blue butterflies, and they're not even all in the same genus! I've been looking at photos of Mazarine blues and Osiris blues, and to be honest, they look the same to me.
I agree with you, James! Unfortunatelly I forgot my field guide in Croatia and in my head they all look pretty similar! I didn't use internet for suggestion...btw. small blue occure in whole Europe :)
Jopy the Osiris Blue doesn't have the loops on the upper blue wings, but otherwise I agree it looks similar
Small blue only found in UK and has brown upper wings with a blue dusting
Image #4 shows the telltale loops on the upper blue wings. Nice spotting!
Spotted on Jun 28, 2015 Submitted on Jun 28, 2015
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