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May 24, 2012 7:13 PM

Osiris blue?

Can anyone confirm my identification of this butterfly as an osiris blue? I photographed it today near Madrid which is 200-300 km outside the normal range shown in my butterfly guide, but I can't see that it meets any other species' criteria.

 

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Alan

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    May 26, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to awillkey)
    Re: Osiris blue?

    hmm im no expert but it looks like an Osiris blue to me

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      Feb 12, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to ckmerlin)
      Re: Osiris blue?

      Hello,

      I'm no expert either, but the forewing looks good for the Mazarine Blue Cupido semiargus. Either way, I can't explain the lack of spots on the hindwing. It could be an aberration, but of which species? Maybe someone who knows Spanish butterflies well could enlighten us.

      Yours,

      Florin

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          Feb 12, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to awillkey)
          Re: Osiris blue?

          Just to consider while ruling things out, especially if we're allowing aberrations, what about Celastrina argiolus (holly blue)?

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