Common Blue (female)
|Copyright: Alan Heath (ButterflyUK) (10)|
|Date Taken: 2005-06-24|
|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|
|[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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Very nice composition and capture. TFS
Alan,your butterfly is beautiful. Good colours. Itís a very nice shot!
- MAB (33)
- [2006-07-22 10:29]
HI Alan, great b,fly,
great color,nice macro shot.