Polyommatus icarus
         
Common Blue  
L'argus bleu  
           
 
 
   
1] male of Polyommatus icarus - Doubs (France) - 11/09/2008   2] same specimen as 1]  
       
       
   
3] other male - Doubs (France) - 11/09/2008   4] male - Haute Saône (France) - 14/05/2009  
       
       
   
5] male - Switzerland - 05/06/2010   6] male - Corrèze (France) - 19/07/2009  
       
       
   
7] male - Doubs (France) - 30/05/2008   8] male - Haute Loire (France) - 26/07/2009  
       
       
   
9] male - Doubs (France) - 26/08/2008   10] male - Côte d'Or (France) - 28/08/2008  
       
       
   
11] male - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008   12] same specimen as 11]  
       
       
   
13] male - Doubs (France) - 22/08/2009   14] male - Alpes maritimes (alt.2300m) - 15/07/2011  
       
       
   
15] male - Var (France) - 16/05/2011   16] same specimen as 15]  
       
       
   
17] male - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 26/07/2010
 
  18] male of form icarinus alt.2220m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014  
       
       
   
19] same specimen as 18]



 
  20] same specimen as 18] ; the cell spot is missing and the s1/s2 pair of spots is not perpendicular to the brim of the wing (arrow). These two criterions are distinctive of the form icarinus, as the s1/21 pair of spots is perpendicular to the brim of the wing in Polyommatus thersites which also lacks the cell spot  
       
       
     
21] same specimen as 18]      
       
       
   
22] female of Polyommatus icarus - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008
 
  23]  other female with no blue scaling on the upperside - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008  
       
       
   
24] same specimen as 19]   25] female with slight blue scaling - Var (France) - 10/05/2014  
       
       
   
26] other female - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008   27] same specimen as 26]  
       
       
   
28] female with blue scaling alt.1000m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 17/08/2014   29] same specimen as 28]
 
 
       
       
   
30] female with extensive blue scaling - Haute Saône (France) - 10/05/2009   31] same specimen as 30] laying on Trifolium campestre in a meadow  
       
       
   
32] same specimen as 30]   33] blue female - Var (France) - 18/05/2011  
       
       
   
34] blue female - Haute Saône(France) - 07/09/2008   35] blue female - Var (France) - 16/05/2011  
       
       
   
36] egg on Lotus sp. - Doubs (France) - 29/08/2009   37] egg on Trifolium sp. - Haute Saône (France) - 24/08/2008  
       
       
   
38] mating pair (female on the left) - Alpes maritimes (France) - 14/07/2011   39] mating pair (female on the right) - Haute Saône (France) - 21/05/2010  
       
       
   
40] end of courting, just at the beginning of the copulation - Doubs (France) - 10/09/2008   41] same scene as 40]
 
 
       
       
     
42] mating pair alt.920m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 17/08/2013      
       
       
       
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