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Common Blue Butterfly / Obični plavac

Polyommatus icarus

Description:

Male uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown above with a row of red spots along the edges and usually some blue at the base of the wings; the upperside may be mostly blue, especially in Ireland and Scotland, but it always has red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and a more brownish in the females. Both sexes have a row of red spots along the edge of the hindwings and extending onto the forewings, though they are generally fainter there, particularly in the males, where they are sometimes missing altogether. There are about a dozen black-centered white spots on the hindwings, nine on the forewings.

Habitat:

Widespread over much of the Palaearctic .

Notes:

Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/227... and http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/225...

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Croatia

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 24, 2013

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