Blue on Madeira

Blue on Madeira

Observation - Blue on Madeira - Global. Description: This is a bit of a flyer. Well, of course it's a flyer, it's a butterfly. Another delightfully unknown specimen from a small garden in the very centre of Funchal, the main town on Madeira. This was a v. small butterfly that was difficult to capture on

This is a bit of a flyer. Well, of course it's a flyer, it's a butterfly.

Another delightfully unknown specimen from a small garden in the very centre of Funchal, the main town on Madeira. This was a v. small butterfly that was difficult to capture on pixels, especially without our main nature lenses. It was too small, I think, for a Long-tailed Blue so my best guess, assisted by a Madeiran web site, is for Lang's Short-tailed Blue. There were several around and I can't guarantee that these are both the same specimen, unfortunately. I thought a hint of topside, which is all we got, might be helpful, though.