Polyommatus icarus - Common blue butterfly - Anita Mazács


Name:
Anita Mazács

Country:
Hungary

Title:
Polyommatus icarus – Common blue butterfly

Specie:
Polyommatus icarus – Common blue butterfly

Description:
The common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae and subfamily Polyommatinae. The butterfly can be found in Europe, North Africa, and the Canary Islands, but it is especially common throughout the British Isles. Recently, however, there has been an estimated 96% population loss for the common blue due to habitat loss. The butterfly's name comes from the coloring of the wings. The males usually have blue wings with a black-brown border and a white fringe at the edge. The females are usually brown with a little blue dusting and fewer orange spots on the lower parts of the wings.

Category:
Nature illustration

Technique:
Coloured pencil

Year:
2018

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