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Common blue (Polyommatus icarus) butterfly on plantain (Plantago sp.) 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 September.
Model release not required. Property release not required.