Common blue butterflies mating

Common blue butterflies mating

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Caption: Common blue (Polyommatus icarus) butterflies mating. Male common blue uppersides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are usually brown with a row of red spots along the edges and some blue at the base of the wings. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in August.

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