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adonis blue

By dannybeath      
is this rarely the very rare adonis blue? any experts out there please respond. i found it at venus pools in shropshire and it is not supposed to occur here!!!!!

Tags: Butterfly Wildlife and nature blue adonis

Voters: Serkta, dwarf, Stace and 16 more

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Serkta Plus
10 42 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 2:30PM
I can't help you with the identification I'm afraid but it is a stunning creature. Great capture.
Cheers, Raife

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dwarf Plus
9 52 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 2:36PM
Don't know what it is but it's beautiful. Lovely image. dorothy
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
11 Jun 2008 3:20PM
Great detail, lovely shot Stace
Newtman Plus
11 2 5
11 Jun 2008 3:21PM
You can tell an adonis blue apart from a common blue by the black marks in the white border to the wings. If these go right to the edge of the wings (as here), it is an adonis. Having said that, it is a much darker blue than is normal for an adonis, which is usually a bright electric blue. It is also a long way to the north of any recent adonis records that I am aware of. I would suggest comparing it with images on the butterfly conservation website,
Bob_V Plus
10 1 2 United States
11 Jun 2008 5:17PM
What a beautiful image, such lovely color.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
11 Jun 2008 5:37PM
Certainly appears to be an Adonis Blue Danny. Could an indication of climate/ habitat change. Normally found here in the South, where it is warmer. Full on image. Ron.
11 Jun 2008 11:11PM
great shot wonderful colour
graceland Plus
13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2008 3:58PM
Super Blue (moody Blue) Like it fab well taken

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