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Polyommatus icarus

Polyommatus icarus
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-11 5:40
Viewed: 887
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Polyommatus icarus female (Rottemburg, 1775)
Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Common name: Common blue

Polyommatus icarus is a very common lycaenid butterfly of Cretan fauna. This is a male. The male has brilliant blue wings.Common blue males have uppersides in an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown above with a row of red spots along the edges and usually some blue at the base of the wings; the upperside may be mostly blue.

Larva foods: The larva feeds on plants from the family Leguminosae (Bean family). Recorded foodplants are Lathyrus spp., Vicia spp., Vicia cracca, Oxytropis campestris, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium pratense, Oxytropis pyrenaica, Astragalus aristatus, Astragalus onobrychis, Astragalus pinetorum, Medicago romanica, Medicago falcata, and Trifolium repens.

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Hello Nikos,
A wonderful and colorful specie of butterfly. Nice capture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-12 8:10]

Hi Nikos,i like the decentralized composition and the colors,but the sharpness isn't the best,but i know that isn't easy to take very well this specie so small...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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