|Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR)
|Date Taken: 2016-07-07|
|Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD|
|Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-07-11 5:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Polyommatus icarus female (Rottemburg, 1775)|
Common name: Common blue
Polyommatus icarus is a very common lycaenid butterfly of Cretan fauna. This is a male. The male has brilliant blue wings.Common blue males have uppersides in an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown above with a row of red spots along the edges and usually some blue at the base of the wings; the upperside may be mostly blue.
Larva foods: The larva feeds on plants from the family Leguminosae (Bean family). Recorded foodplants are Lathyrus spp., Vicia spp., Vicia cracca, Oxytropis campestris, Lotus corniculatus, Trifolium pratense, Oxytropis pyrenaica, Astragalus aristatus, Astragalus onobrychis, Astragalus pinetorum, Medicago romanica, Medicago falcata, and Trifolium repens.
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A wonderful and colorful specie of butterfly. Nice capture.
- [2016-07-12 8:10]
Hi Nikos,i like the decentralized composition and the colors,but the sharpness isn't the best,but i know that isn't easy to take very well this specie so small...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano