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found on chalk grassland on edge of the forest
In some blues even the correct genus is a milestone ;-)... Good job, folks!
I'm glad, too!
I am just glad bayucca pointed this out because now we can learn from it too :-)
Debbie, you suggested the right genus, it's more than half a job to find the name :D
that's ok, Bayucca! I just read about similar Plebejus species and thought that have to change the ID into Plebejus sp... this one is not from Croatia, it's from Bosnia :) I haven't picture of tibiae, so will leave only Plebejus sp.Thanks a lot :D
I am so glad you put this into consideration bayucca, I wouldn't be offended if the Master of ID's questioned anything I suggested :-)
Should be a ? In my first sentence! I do not challenge your ID, just wanted to put this into consideration.
I would agree with Plebejus sp., however, can we be sure that it is not Plebejus argyrogronom or Plebejus idas. They usually are included in a whole complex and can only be separated by DNA (100% safely!) or sometimes with a close-up picture of the tibiae.http://www.eurobutterflies.com/species_p...One from Croatia, ID correct?http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5926...Argyrognomon is quite common in Southeastern Europe.
Oh good I am glad to hear it :-D
hahaha spots are not hiding from you, I have other pictures of this butterfly (that are not for public, they are not so good) and there's a lack of spots on underside of fore wings..
Phew! wasnt 100% in case one of the spots was hiding from me haha ;-)
Thanks, Adarsha :D Debbie, you are great! I'm just in the middle of searching ID and counting spots, and came to same finding as you are, you confirmed what I thought so thank you very much :D
I'm not putting this a a formal spotting suggestion Jopy but looking at the amount of spots (or lack of extra ones) on the upperwing I would be inclined to say that this was a silver studded blue! (plebeius argus) simply because the common blue appears to have two more spots further down its upperwing and if you look closely you can see the thick black outline on the lower inner wing! beautiful :-)
Thank you, LuckyLogan :)
Spotted on Jul 28, 2013 Submitted on Jul 30, 2013
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