Another species belonging to the Lycaenidae: Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue / Icarusblauwtje) is without doubt the most common species from this family in Belgium. This picture is taken short before sunset when the butterflies are searching a place to sleep. This one has chosen to spend the night on an unopened Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye daisy / Margriet). I was able to take some pictures with front- and backlight. Tomorrow I will show a frontlighted one. In this backlighted image I like the highlights in the edges of the wings as if this butterfly is glowing ...
Image: Broechem (B) 02/06/2010
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