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Polyommatus coridon (M)

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Polyommatus coridon (NL: Bleek blauwtje / EN: Chalkhill Blue / DE: Silbergrüner Bläuling / FR: Argus bleu-nacré) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae.
It is a locally common species in the limestone areas of Belgium, elsewhere scattered observations of vagrants. Vulnerable. The larva lives on Hippocrepis comosa. The larva is attended by different species of ants.
Males have pale silvery-blue wings with black and white border (see image). Females are dark brown, also with the black and white borders. As with many blue butterflies, separation from similar species in the field is on the underside markings. The adults fly from the end of June till mid September.

Image: Viroinval (BE) – 11/08/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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creze from le havre, France

belle photo

nice picture

14 Oct 2012 11:10am

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

very nice, good job johan ☺

14 Oct 2012 5:39pm

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

Great shot and colours!

14 Oct 2012 5:56pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Very nice capture!

15 Oct 2012 2:54am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Oct 2012 3:14am

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm