Common blue butterflies on burnet flower

Common blue butterflies on burnet flower

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Credit: HEATH MCDONALD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Common blue (Polyommatus icarus) butterflies resting on salad burnet (Sanguisorba minor) flower. The uppersides of male common blues 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 Somerset, UK, in May.

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