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Blue Butterfly, Cornwall

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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 00:26   #1
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Blue Butterfly, Cornwall

Two weeks ago I was having a look at the butterflies on the dunes behind Constantine Bay in Cornwall, and among the clear common blues, was this slightly more unusually patterned specimen.

I'm assuming it is also a common blue, but I've seen mentioned online somewhere that Silver-studded Blue are found at the site (though this would be very late in the season for them I believe) but those dark borders made me want to get a second opinion just in case.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old Monday 4th September 2017, 04:27   #2
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Looks like a blue female Common Blue to me.
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Common Blue. Those blue washed females are usually only seen in spring in Portugal (1st generation), interesting.
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