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Cupido sp., Val di San Nicolo

Observed: 7th July 2007 By: martinjohnbishopInvertebrates expert
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Michael Skelton's picture

Iolas Blue

Not sure about these. Iolas Blue is a very large blue. If these were large, then Iolas is probably ok. I have to say, though, that they look rather like one of the much smaller Cupido sp. Also, did you see anything of the larval foodplant, Bladder Senna?

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You are right; they are not

You are right; they are not large enough to be Iolas Blue. I did not see Colutea. Thanks for the identification.