Black at first look, but bluish/green in bright light (big)

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  1. Christer Johansson

    Christer Johansson Seedling

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    This one almost never sits stil, but when it do it's a real beauty :) Around 4" (10cm) wide :eek:

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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Are you looking for an ID for this beautiful specimen Christer?
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    fantastic Again!
     
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    Christer Johansson Seedling

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    Yes, that I forget to write, sorry :oops: I don't know the name for that one. Anyone?
     



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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    That is a real beauty .Toni will be along soon and I'm sure she can Id it for all of us.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    This one may be a Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)but I'm not 100% sure as the picture I have shows it with more rounded wings.
     
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    Oh my!!! What an absolutely beautiful butterfly.

    How on earth did you get him to sit still so you could get a good picture? ;)
     
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    Christer Johansson Seedling

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    Sometimes you just have to be patients and wait for it to sit down where you are ;) It was hard to tell in the shadows what color it had, but in the picture it shows :-D
     

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