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|Purple Hairstreak? Quercusia quercus|
Again I seek assistance from my friends in Italy to confirm whether this delightful Hairstreak is Q. quercus or a different Italian delicacy. I found this solitary bush, low down in a clearing which was being visited for early morning refreshment by several of these small butterflies. Getting close was difficult, so there was always about 3 metres between myself and the insect. This made it difficult to get in enough light and keep my hand steady enough. Anyway, this is the result, and I'm sure that I will be corrected if the ID is erroneous.
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The odiern name is Favonius quercus. This Licenidae is very common in Umbria, and flyng also in this day of October.I love this butterfly and also your beutiful picture
Ciao Alan, lovely litle butterfly from my country, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2011-10-06 23:19]
Jolie mise en scène de ce papillon avec une excellente netteté et une belle composition.