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Turquoise Blue

(Polyommatus dorylas)

 

Male 07/05/14 Var (83) ... with Aricia agestis beyond

Male 07/05/14 Var (83)

Male 07/05/14 Var (83)

24/06/07 Valais, Switzerland

Male 20/07/04 Spanish Pyrenees

24/06/07 Valais, Switzerland

Male 18/07/10 Isère (38)

Male 10/08/08 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Fresh males of this species are absolutely cracking! The upperside is a superb, bright gleaming blue. The undersides have characteristic white margins, especially on the forewing which can be particularly helpful in identification. On the hindwing the orange lunules are almost heart-shaped and basically without a dark chevron on the inside like other similar blues.

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