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Karstic meadow in the late spring.


As I've been able to look into the encyclopedia of local butterflies, I think the genus is definitely "Plebejus", but i couldn't determine the species name. I suppose it could be "argus", "idas" or "argyrognomon"

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Gapi 9 years ago

I wouln't say it's the Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus). Note the irridescent blue patches right besides the ochre curve marking. Common Blue doesn't have them.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Common Blue small butterflies.
I get difference in males and females in this specie.

Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Wow. What they are thinking; maybe "Oh no a paparazzi, hop mum doesnt see the pic..." ;-))) By the way, great shot.

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Koper / Capodistria, Zahodna Slovenija, Slovenia

Spotted on May 7, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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