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Common blue (Ίκαρος)

Polyommatus icarus


The common blue (Polyommatus icarus) is Greece's (and probably Europe's) most common and most widespread blue, but to me, the pictured one is one the few of the species I have ever seen. In the pictures he seems to be almost transparent, the dots of the underside wings are clearly visible, probably due to the angle and the light. He was spotted foraging in a open space covered with annual wild flowers, by the sea, in Alykes beach, Volos city, Greece.

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Thank you, dear Inês Veloso!

InêsVeloso 6 years ago

beautiful pictures :)

Thank you Costas :)

Congrats Despina, GREAT photo!!!!

I'm glad you like it, dear Staccyh!

staccyh 6 years ago


Βόλος, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on Apr 17, 2016
Submitted on Apr 17, 2016

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