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A couple of Butterflies from the Costa del Sol, Spain

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Old Sunday 20th May 2018, 15:56   #1
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A couple of Butterflies from the Costa del Sol, Spain

Could anybody help with these 2 please?

Both taken near Benahavis in Andalucia, Spain (Malaga province), about half way between Malaga & Gibraltar.

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I wonder if the Brown is the local race of Meadow Brown, the Blue looks like Common?



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Think the blue there is now split to Southern Blue by some authorities.
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Think the blue there is now split to Southern Blue by some authorities.
Thanks Aeshna5. I didn't know that!

Are all Common Blues in Southern Spain now P.celina or is there a mix?
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Thanks Aeshna5. I didn't know that!

Are all Common Blues in Southern Spain now P.celina or is there a mix?
They look near identical to me. Guess you'd need a DNA testing kit to be sure!
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