Monday, June 27, 2011

More blue beauties (Plebeius argus)

Yesterday I posted a photograph titled "Blue beauty" - a title of my own invention - the subject being Plebeius argus, one of the most common (and most beautiful) butterflies in Finland. Yesterday I couldn't spend much time with it, as I had to give first aid to our daughter who cut her finger on a sharp reed.

Today I went for a walk with the wife, and on a field we passed there were plenty of Plebeius argus, both sexes. Here you can see them in action. And the female ones were really busy - not feeding, as I first thought, but instead laying eggs. They allow a photographer to approach to within 5 cm without being disturbed.

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