Spanish Blue ID please.

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Spanish Blue ID please.

Postby LancsRover » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Sunday 9th April 2017, 25C high 2,000 ft + just north of MORELLA.

I'm almost certain this is an Adonis Blue but it has a "extra" spot(see pics. below), prominent on it's right side but very faint on it's left side.
There were 2 blues flying so they could be different butterflies :?
One of my books says that the fw uns may have one or two cell-spots?
Could anyone confirm ID please.
Russ
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Adonis Blue?
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Right side view.
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Left side view.

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Re: Spanish Blue ID please.

Postby Padfield » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:30 pm

Yes, that's Adonis blue. The spotting is anomalous and quite interesting but extra and missing spots are standard variation in Polyommatine blues. It doesn't have any bearing on the identity in this case.

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Re: Spanish Blue ID please.

Postby LancsRover » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:04 pm

Thanks Guy for that, it doesn't take much to confuse me.

Russ


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