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Butterflies ID please, Romania (May-June 2021) (1 Viewer)

mi-d

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Hello,
please help me ID these Butterflies
Thank you!
 

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ApusApus

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#1 is a Small White Pieris rapae
#2 is a Marbled White Melanargia galathea
#5 looks like a Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia
#6 looks like a Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathania


Shane
 
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ApusApus

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#3 looks like one of those occasional Common Blues (Polyommatus icarus) with washed-out linules
#4 I'm struggling to make anything other than a Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) but it seems to be missing the usual dark spots on the uns hindwing
#7, #8, #9 If they are the same individual then they are Short-Tailed Blues (Cupido argiades)


Shane
 

THE_FERN

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I agree with all Shane's IDs except no. 4 which I believe is a Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus.

Chris
I can see these 2 can be difficult to tell apart of based only on single photos or if very old or bleached specimens are involved. I ended up deciding it was meadow brown, mostly on overall shape. It's certainly missing the hind wing spots and clear colour demarcation we might expect from small heath
 

Ficedula

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#3 looks like one of those occasional Common Blues (Polyommatus icarus) with washed-out linules
#4 I'm struggling to make anything other than a Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) but it seems to be missing the usual dark spots on the uns hindwing
#7, #8, #9 If they are the same individual then they are Short-Tailed Blues (Cupido argiades)


Shane
#1 is a Small White Pieris rapae
#2 is a Marbled White Melanargia galathea
#3 can't be Polymmatus as it lacks uhw mid-discal spot - probably Plebejus but I doubt you'll get a reliable id from singe shot of specimen in such poor condition.
#4 Coenonympha pamphilus
#5 probably Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia but without underside shot cant rule out other Melitaea
#6 Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathania
#7,8,9 Short-tailed Blues Cupido argiades
 
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