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Angi_Wallace 9 172 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2010 10:17PM
Gorgeous, whatstheifference between these and common blues?

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saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
7 Jul 2010 10:17PM
WOWO What amazing and lovely capture,very well done.
saeid
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
7 Jul 2010 10:20PM
Lovely shot, excellent detail and a b/g tone that shows the butterfly off to prefection.
Ronnie.
SugarDJ 9 1 England
7 Jul 2010 10:22PM
Lovely close up!

David
7 Jul 2010 10:30PM
Thanks guys!

Zarazinia: look at the studs towards the outer part of the wing. This is the female which has a brown under and upperside. The butterfly itself us quite a specialist though and the caterpillar can only feed on heather and needs ants to look after it so it can only survive in a very specific environment.

I hope the little piece of info is of use.

Cheers, Pete.
RoxyMoo 7 17 England
7 Jul 2010 11:03PM
Wow what a beautiful butterfly! Great colour and detail! Well captured
Claire x
EMJAYCEE Plus
8 10 10 England
7 Jul 2010 11:19PM
So beautiful - super detail.
Joan.
mattberry 13 259 14 England
7 Jul 2010 11:34PM
Nice clean shot, well done!


Quote:caterpillar can only feed on heather


For info larvae do feed on other plants, "A wide variety of ericaceous and leguminous plants are used: on heathland the most common are Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Cross-leaved Heath (E. tetralix), gorses (Ulex spp.); and on calcareous sites mainly Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), and Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)." (Butterfly Conservation).

Kind regards
Matt
8 Jul 2010 8:26AM
Thanks everyone!

And Matt thanks for the info it would be nice if you could tell us a little more about their relationship with the ants also?

Best wishes, Pete


Quote:Nice clean shot, well done!

Quote:caterpillar can only feed on heatherFor info larvae do feed on other plants, "A wide variety of ericaceous and leguminous plants are used: on heathland the most common are Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Cross-leaved Heath (E. tetralix), gorses (Ulex spp.); and on calcareous sites mainly Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), and Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa)." (Butterfly Conservation).

Kind regards
Matt

Superb shot showing the thuds to perfection!! Nice job, Pete!
9 Jul 2010 6:02PM
A truly fabulous image from a truly memorable day mate!!!
lianna 7 13 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2010 7:01PM
A stunner x x
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
18 Jul 2010 6:21PM
A real beauty, the detail and colours are sublime. Don't think I've ever seen one of these before

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