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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 14:36   #1
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Final two blues

Once again these blues were all taken at Martin Down in Hampshire, UK in late August.

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Old Friday 10th January 2020, 11:02   #2
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1. Chalkhill Blue
2. Brown Argus
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1. Chalkhill Blue
2. Brown Argus
I'm also on a learning curve here Dave so how are you eliminating a brown, female Common Blue, there is a blue suffusion which I wouldn't expect on the Argus?
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I'm still confused as to whether the second butterfly is a Brown Argus or a female Common Blue.

Any conclusions?
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It looks more like a Brown Argus for me. The blue suffusion is fairly normal for a BA and there is a full set of orange linules showing on the forewings. The female Common Blues I've seen here in Cyprus don't show the linules extending all the way to the top of the forewing, though this could just be a feature of CBs in Cyprus!


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