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Blue ID Help

Postby Catteraxe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:06 pm

The photo below was taken in the Parc du Mercantour at 1000m on July 1st. As usual assistance with ID is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Blue ID Help

Postby Padfield » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:19 pm

The gleaming wings, the two-tone fringe, the black lines coming in from the edges, the rather thick marginal line and the lack of furry androconial scales all point to dorylas (turquoise blue) in my view.

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PS - compare those features with this dorylas, photographed this year:

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Re: Blue ID Help

Postby Catteraxe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks Guy. I was a bit thrown by the faint spotting on the rear wings.

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Re: Blue ID Help

Postby Padfield » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:39 pm

I've just scanned through my pictures and while most have no spotting a few have light spotting, similar to yours:

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Re: Blue ID Help

Postby David M » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:04 pm

Well done, Kev. Turquoise Blue is an ever present on that track, but you need keen eyes to hunt them down as you only ever seem to see isolated singletons.


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