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Unusual common blue

Observed: 10th June 2006 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder is knowledgeable about Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

A female common with a "frosting" of white scales. I wonder if these white scales would have fallen as soon as the insect made its first flight, leaving a more normal-looking colouring underneath. So is this just an unusually fresh specimen or a genuine variant?
This observation was uploaded to compare with http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/189540

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Species interactions

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Species with which Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) interacts

Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Blue

I dont personally see any difference between a normally one and this "variant"

Colin Jacobs.
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Norwich
Norfolk
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