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Unidentified Corsican butterfly

Observed: 8th May 2012 By: pjrodgers
Unidentified Corsican butterfly
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Green Hairstreak (Callophrys rubi) interacts

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Unidentified Corsican butterfly

Thank you. I have now learnt from a website that 'rubi' has white edged eyes and black inside the antennal club. In 'avis' these are reddish-brown and orange-yellow respectively so this makes this butterfly the more familiar Green Hairstreak 'rubi'

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Agreed, it's quite a

Agreed, it's quite a prominent white 'eyeline'.According to eg Eurobutterflies.com you can get C.avis with almost no white on the wing.