De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cupidopsis cissus

I have far fewer records of the Common Meadow Blue than its cousin C. jobates, probably because, being less exuberantly marked than the latter it goes less noticed. All three specimens here are from Cumberland.
We found the one pictured at the top while we were walking along the edge of the gorge.
In the middle is the upperside of a male in the company of the mud-puddlers at the drift to the camp site.
At the bottom a female: her blue is less intense than the male and she has wider brown bands to the margins of the wings.
See also Cupidopsis jobates.

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