|Copyright: birloncea cosmin (cozmon)
|Date Taken: 2013-07-20|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix P90|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-08-12 7:48|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|One of Europe's most widespread butterflies it is found from the edge of the Sahara to northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia to Greece. It occupies many habitats and is found from sea level to high mountains (upto 3000m). Not surprisingly there are many variations across this range. The constant feature that greatly helps separate this species from several others is the presence of a black spot in the underside forewing cell. This distinguishes it from the otherwise very similar Chapman's Blue, A. thersites, and the larger brighter Escher's Blue, A. escheri. In northern Greece the Phalakron Blue, P. andronicus but this is so rare and local that it is unlikely to be encountered without specific expeditions to look for it. It is much larger than icarus. Confusion with other species is unlikely.|
The cell spot is absent in Common Blues as an unusual but apparently constant proportion of butterflies. I have heard in Switzerland that the spot is absent in 7% of Common Blues. I don't remember seeing this in the UK so perhaps it is rather rare there. However in Europe the Chapman's Blue is extremely similar to the Common Blue but it always lacks this spot
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照的很清晰 真是漂亮的蛾 色彩很鮮豔漂亮
Good macro with great clarity, colour and composition.