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Test 1

Observed: 15th May 2009 By: marycmaclachlanmarycmaclachlan’s reputation in Invertebrates
Blue butterfly
Blue butterfly 1
Blue butterfly 1 2

Blue butterfly

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) interacts


miked's picture

I'd say more likely common

I'd say more likely common blue but not sure

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Yes, although the photo is blurred it looks more like Common Blue than Holly. Also (and this is not 100% reliable distinction), you are more likely to see Common Blue down in among grasses like this, while Holly Blue tends to be up higher around shrubs and trees. But the butterflies don't always follow the rules!

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