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One or two species of butterfly?

Observed: 4th July 2011 By: welshmackemwelshmackem’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) interacts

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rikfox's picture

One or two species of butterfly?

Did you see the upperside of the wings of either individual or just this underside view? Was the upperside of either individual blue?

DavidNotton's picture

Common Blue

the upperside of the thorax of the nearer individual is blue. The other one is mating with it, so likely the same species.