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Butterfly

Observed: 23rd August 2010 By: babu1
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Small brown and bluish. Orange spots on wings.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) interacts

Comments

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Identification as female Common Blue

As the first reviser says, the underside rules out Small Blue; however, we also need to rule out both Silver-studded and Adonis Blues.

There is no hint of blue adjacent to the underside orange spots, ruling out Silver-studded.

I cannot determine from the upperside image whether there are black lines through the white margin, but the orange spots on the upperside forewing suggest this is not Adonis.