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Common Blue (female)

Common Blue (female)
Photo Information
Copyright: Alan Heath (ButterflyUK) (10)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/4, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 11:46
Viewed: 3650
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) female. One of the most common and widespread blue butterflies in Europe. The male is plain blue and lacks the upperside spotting. The larvae associate with ants (symbiosis), providing a sugary fluid from a gland near its rear end. The ants take this fluid and protect the larva from parasites and predators. The larvae feed on species of Trefoil.

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Hello Alan.
Very nice composition and capture. TFS

Alan,your butterfly is beautiful. Good colours. Itís a very nice shot!

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  • MAB (33)
  • [2006-07-22 10:29]

HI Alan, great b,fly,
great color,nice macro shot.
TFS Mark

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