Polyommatus caelestissima

Azure Chalk Hill Blue

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by Matt Rowlings

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

Photo: caelestissima

Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

Field notes and information

This is the gorgeous subspecies (or species) of the chalk hill blue L. coridon that only flies in the Montes Universales in Spain. It is often very common where found.

Identification & Similar species: Males are a very bright sky blue, quite unlike typicalL. coridon.

Variation: Some females are of a stunning blue and orange form.

Photo: caelestissima

Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

The gorgeous blue female form.

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011

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Montes Universales, Spain, July 2011