unusual common blue

unusual common blue

Observation - unusual common blue. 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

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?

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