Polyommatus icarus

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This species is very variable, depending on location. Common blue males usually 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 extent of blue and brown is extremely variable; the upperside may be mostly blue, especially in Ireland and Scotland, but it always has red spots. Undersides have a greyish ground colour in the males and a more brownish in the females

Polyommatus icarus

[Rottemburg, 1775]

Other names: common blue

Italian name: Icaro, argo azzurro

Photos have been taken in Italy


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