Mother name it seems is partial to details. It seems a little unfair that this beautiful butterfly would be called the “common blue”. In flight it appears to be a bit of summer blue sky (particularly the males which are bluer than the females photographed below).

Common blue

Common blue

But at rest you see these stunning patterns of the under wing.

Common blue

Common blue


24 thoughts on “Details

  1. Eliza Waters

    Such a pretty little thing! I often wonder about things named ‘common’ which probably once were to get that moniker, but what if they are no longer common due to habitat loss, etc? Do we rename them ‘Rare?’

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