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Provence Hairstreak, Cardenillo

Tomares ballus

Description:

The male has the upper side brownish. The underside of the forewing is orange with black spots. The hindwing underside is green. The body is very hairy and green.The female has orange upper side with bluff edges and the underside is similar to the male. Wingspan is 20-30 mm

Habitat:

Sandy path in a Holm oak and pine tree forest

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec.; f/18; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. Exposure Bias -1 EV.

No species ID suggestions

39 Comments (1–25)

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Jemma

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

pretty.

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Stefania

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Jolly Ibañez

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Right Jellis, it is a nice colour, a nice blue with some green tinge

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Jakubko

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Nice color blue

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 5 years ago

Beautiful

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Spectacular!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks ToshimiDowaki

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 5 years ago

Great spotting!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Karen

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Gorgeous!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks KerryHawkins, you are right, it is something you'd expect to find in a fairy story

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks C.Sydes, at least it is the cuddliest I ever spotted!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks ceherzog

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 5 years ago

This is a beautiful butterfly. something you'd expect to find in a fairy story

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 5 years ago

this must be one of the cuddliest butterflies around

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks LandmarkExpert

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Reza

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Ali

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Leuba, this year it is the first time I spot it

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks MaryParnellCarney

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Cindy

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Thanks Alice, thanks Argy

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

Reference

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