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Mazarine Blue

Polyommatus (Cyaniris) semiargus

Description:

Small butterfly with black spots, circled white on the bottom and brown on top.

Habitat:

Meadows near forest. Alpine area.

Notes:

Slovenian name: "modri grašičar"

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago
Mazarine Blue
Polyommatus (Cyaniris)semiargus Mazarine Blue


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5 Comments

Ursula
Ursula 8 years ago

Will check it out in our library :)

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

It's not too hard to learn family and genus, there's only 8 butterfly families and they are easy recognizable, when you know genus, all you have to do is count spots and patterns on wings :) I ID them by book: Butterflies of Britain and Europe (Tolman, T.)

Ursula
Ursula 8 years ago

that's amazing, really. i wish i'll at least be able to recognise some basic butterflies flying around here. i'm very glad you know so much about butterflies, because if it weren't for your ID's I wouldn't know much about it :)

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

haha It's very easy, I'm biologist and I made my thesis about butterflies, researched them for three years and have great field guide for european butterflies.. :)

Ursula
Ursula 8 years ago

I only knew this was some kind of "polyommatus". How can you ID them after that ... ??

Ursula
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Ursula

Bovec, Zahodna Slovenija, Slovenia

Spotted on Jun 28, 2013
Submitted on Nov 18, 2013

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