Cupido osiris

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 November 2013 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 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 post-discal spots being in a straight line in osiris seems only to hold true for the female. The males can vary significantly.

Image: Chichiliane (Fr) - 04/07/2013

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Héél mooi, Johan !

17 Nov 2013 8:55am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Excellent!
so beautiful composition, focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !!!!

17 Nov 2013 12:14pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful macro shot.

17 Nov 2013 12:44pm

claudie from le havre, France

Very nice macro !!!!!!!

17 Nov 2013 5:42pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful.
Very good capture.

17 Nov 2013 8:18pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/200 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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