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Provence Chalk-hill Blue male

Provence Chalk-hill Blue male
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 11 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 0:27
Viewed: 3100
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Polyommatus hispana(Herrich-Schäffer, 1852 ) / Provence Chalk-hill Blue / Provençaals bleek blauwtje / Le Bleu-nacré d'Espagne.

The Provence Chalk-hill Blue (Polyommatus hispana) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Spain, Southern France and Northern Italy.

The wingspan is 16-18 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September.

The larvae feed on Horseshoe Vetch.



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Hi Harm

Wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharpness and composition


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