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Polyommatus coridon

Polyommatus coridon
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Copyright: Saftescu Razvan Constantin (tapinaru) (24)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-04 11:36
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus coridon) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.

Males have pale silvery-blue wings with black and white border (see adjacent images). Females are dark brown, also with the black and white borders. As with many blue butterflies, separation from similar species in the field is on the underside markings.

In the UK, this is a species of unimproved (and unfertilized) chalk downland. Its larval (caterpillar) foodplant is Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa). It is usually seen on the wing for about 6-8 weeks, July to September.

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Foarte frumos ai surprins aceasta pereche de fluturi! Culori vii, claritate si contrast bun! Felicitari si bine ai venit printre noi!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-02-05 0:11]

Frumoasa captura a acestei perechi de Polyommatus icarus!

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