Holly Blue Butterfly
The national butterfly of Finland, this tiny and fast-flying gossamer-wing butterfly is found across much of the world in the Northern Hemisphere. Like most blues, the underwings are spotted and splotched in specific patterns that are important for species identification, but the upper wings are often bright blue, hence their name. Unfortunately they seldom rest with their wings spread. This one was one of about a dozen found frantically skittering around a duck pond near Soos Creek in Kent, Washington State on a very hot summer day.
- (C)Leighton Photography & Imaging
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- 9999x6666 / 46.0MB
Animalia, Arthropoda, Celastrina, Celastrina argiolus, Insecta, Kent, King County, Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, PNW, Pacific NW, Pacific Northwest, Small, Soos Creek, Washington, animal, arthropod, beautiful, beauty, blue, bug, butterfly, color, echo blue, fauna, insect, invertebrate, little, lycaenid, natural, nature, spring azure, summer, tiny, wild, wildlife
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