SM8332 : Male Common Blue butterfly

taken 8 years ago, near to Trefin, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Male Common Blue butterfly
Male Common Blue butterfly
Polyommatus icarus - on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. This individual appears to have lost many of his powdery scales making the wings almost transparent.
Favoured habitats are: a range of grassy places where its foodplants grow in sunny, sheltered situations on downland, coastal dunes and undercliffs, road verges, acid grassland, and woodland clearings. It is also found in waste ground, disused pits and quarries, golf courses, and urban habitats such as cemeteries.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 October, 2009
Category
Butterfly   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 834 324 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.9157N 5:9.1875W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 834 324
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