Cupido osiris (F)

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 September 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Cupido osiris (NL: Zuidelijk dwergblauwtje / EN: Osiris Blue / DE: Kleiner Alpen-Bläuling / FR: Azuré de la chevrette, Azuré osiris) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. The species is very similar to Cupido minimus (see this image) based on the underside alone. It is probably much easier to differentiate them in the field where the blue upperside of the male osiris is clearly apparent, and the females can be identified by the visible uppersides in flight as well. The theory about the series of four unh post-discal spots being in a straight line in osiris seems only to hold true for the female. The males can vary significantly.

Image: Soglio (CH) – 12/07/2012

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een prachtige compositie! Ik wens je een aangename dag.

3 Sep 2012 7:41am

dang from Atlanta, United States

Love the pov, nicely done.

3 Sep 2012 10:51am

Rupesh from kudal, India

Very good....!!

3 Sep 2012 2:06pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautifully displayed in the composition. Very nice light and colors.

3 Sep 2012 9:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice tones

3 Sep 2012 9:43pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!
lovely!

3 Sep 2012 10:30pm

Canon EOS 400D
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ISO 200
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