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Photo #5747: Aricia artaxerxes

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Aricia artaxerxes

Base gallery. Lateral/Underside. Alive insect.

Photo: Vitaly Gumenuk. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Sergei Kotov. Uncertain taxon

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2004-07-02 00:00:00, Moscow region, Ramensky district, nearby Hrypan' village, at a powerline corridor.

Photographer's comment: Polyommatus icarus

Comments on this image

04.12.2013 22:59, Peter Khramov

Any other thoughts?

21.11.2013 18:44, Fyodor Pudovikov

If there is any reliable feature to make it possible to distinguish these two species by photo? If not, let's be consistent and move this and other photos of these two species to uncertain or move this image to successfully identified as there were no up-to-date founds of A. agestis, or namely specimens which could be only by exterior referred to A. agestis.

21.11.2013 0:31, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Not identified Aricia artaxerxes / Tentatively identified / Sergei Kotov.

21.11.2013 0:29, Eugene Karolinskiy

Imho, those who think it's really easy to differ these two Aricia, see the world through pink glasses. :) Sure, there are obvious cases, but to deal with our Kharkov butterflies, I can't clear it up without "rocket artillery" (which I hope some day I'll finally get in use :) Tough case... :) Anyway, as to this specimen, I'd rather lean to Sergey, not surely though. I'd move it to uncertain.

14.11.2013 1:55, Alexandr Zhakov

Evgeny Karolinsky, what do you say?

30.10.2013 0:53, Alexandr Zhakov

Sergey, your opinion is already there, do not repeat, I heard it.

30.10.2013 0:46, Sergei Kotov

Alexander! I still insist on the option Aricia artaxerxes. At Aricia agestis much more thick red stripe on the edge of the front wing than at Aricia artaxerxes. Here, the edge of the front wing seen enough to see that the red strip is narrow, not broad. Thus, it isAricia artaxerxes

28.10.2013 13:03, Sergei Kotov

At Aricia agestis much more thick red stripe on the edge of the front wing than at Aricia artaxerxes: http://insectamo.ru/rhop/36-rhop/lycaenidae/100-aricia-agestis.

28.10.2013 13:00, Sergei Kotov

And why in the uncertain?

28.10.2013 12:56, Alexandr Zhakov Corrected data.

Polyommatus icarus / Confidently identified / Vitaly Gumenuk Not identified.

28.10.2013 12:56, Alexandr Zhakov

What about Aricia agestis, from Ikarov Uberall and Aricia we are waiting for confirmation.

28.10.2013 12:46, Sergei Kotov

It is not Polyommatus icarus! It -Aricia artaxerxes

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