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Mazarine Blue

Cyaniris semiargus

Description:

This medium-sized blue butterfly was not very active, and stood for some minutes on the same spot before flying on a flower. It's very similar to many other species of the same color.

Habitat:

grassy plain, 1100 mt above sea level


1 species ID suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago
Mazarine Blue
Cyaniris semiargus Cyaniris semiargus semiargus

9 Comments

certo :)

valentinezza
valentinezza 5 years ago

Bellissime foto Adriano! Potresti aggiungerle alla missione per la flora e fauna d'Italia: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/3649... :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

you're welcome, Adriano! it was not a problem, Lycaenidae are the hardest to determinate, all species are very similar.. :D

Thankyou very much Jopy for the id :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

These small blues are very tricky :-) I would recommend you tag this as Unidentified to get as much help from the Project Noah community as possible. I'll research it further as I get time but someone may get it before me :-)

there are several other blue butterflies :S do you have any suggestions?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Hi Adriano! It would seem that for Polyommatus damon there is a a while line across the ventral view of the hindwing, which I am not seeing in your picture.

Please see:
http://pieris.ch/seiten/main.php?page=ar...
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabl%C3%A9_...
http://lepido.ch/azuresx/sabledusainfoin...

Thankyou Adarsha :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Beautiful :)

Sexten - Sesto, TAA, Italy

Lat: 46.67, Long: 12.37

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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