Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Blue Bijou

Lang's Short.Tailed Bue
Leptotes pirithous (Lycaenidae)
Lang's Short.tailed Bue Butterfly rarely reveals it's upper wings, which are mainly violet.blue in the male, and more brown in the female. The barred underwings are marked by two colourful eyespots, and a long tail.It favours flower rich grassland.
The Lang's Short.tailed Blue is a powerful flier, and strong migrant.It's migrantory habits allow it to reach almost anywhere
within it's range.Common and widespread in the south of it's range, scarce further north.I have seen hundreds here this year.

46 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely shots of these delicate little things!

Barbara said...

What a great name for a butterfly, truely beautiful.

Giga said...

Motyl na różowych kwiatkach wygląda wspaniale. Pozdrawiam.
Butterfly on pink flowers looks great. Yours.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, what a beautiful butterfly and stunning pictures, Breathtaking. I saw on internet that this butterfly only lives in South Europe and not here in the Netherlands. I am glad that I can enjoy it on your blog. Greetings, Joke

Jerry said...

I love the rippled underwing especially with the light shining through as on the last photograph.

S. Etole said...

Such soft muted colors in this butterfly.

Rohrerbot said...

Now that looks similiar to the one we have here....the difference is in the little black dots. Very cool. Nice shots....such a small flutter:)

susan said...

so, so pretty and a wonderful bachground !!!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Es una mariposa preciosa y las fotos son muy buenas. Especialmente me gusta la segunda foto, la mariposa se aprecia en toda su plenitud y parece que mira hacia la cámara :) Saludos.

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you so much.They really are such delicate little butterflies,
but with a very energetic flutter.

Breathtaking said...

Thank you Barbara!!They are pretty
little butterflies.So glad you visited.:)

Breathtaking said...

Giga

Hi!!
They really love these flowers and visit them in the dozens.Good for taking colourful photos.

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Ah!! what would we do without the internet.I also went to look up some butterflies you posted!!!:)

Thank you for your generous comment
and have a nice weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
I like the last photo too, however find these little butterflies extreemly difficult to photograph.
I could'nt get a shot of one with open wings, although there must be hundreds all over the garden.This will be my next challenge!! Do you see many in England?

Breathtaking said...

S Etole
Yes, their colour and design is
delicate,and the male's upper blue violet wings are very lovely too.

Thanks for passing by.:)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Butterfly and photos.

ShySongbird said...

So pretty and delicate Sonjia and lovely with the pink flowers. As I'm sure you know we have blues here but not that particular one. Always such a pleasure to see all that beautiful sunlight you are blessed with there too.

Rita Vaselli said...

Guardare queste foto è un momento magico!Quando passo da qui potrei pensare che la terra è già il paradiso!
Look at these pictures is a magical time! When I go from here, I think that the earth  has already  heaven!

Breathtaking said...

Rohrerbot
Thank you,They are so fast moving
that I find these littleflutterers quite difficult to photograph.
There is a blue ring around the black spots which isn't visible on
the photo,...too much sunlight I guess.

Breathtaking said...

Susan x
Thank you sue!! They love all the heather in the garden,it seems to attract them more than anything.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar

Hola Sonia
Thank you!! It's a sweet little butterfly, and I'm so pleased you like the second photo,which I agree does show it more fully.
Sometimes I think they do look into the camera,or at me, looking at them. I wonder what they think!:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob!:)

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird

Thank you Jan! They practically cover the various heathers in the garden, and have done extreemly well this year.We are blessed with
another hot sunny day today,...wish
I could send you some.:)

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you Rita for your lovely
generous comment, I am moved by your words.There is so much beauty in nature, and it makes me so happy to share this little bit of paradise I call my home.:)

Nava said...

Beautiful butterfly and flower combination photos. Thanks for sharing.

Breathtaking said...

Nava
Thank you Nava!:)

Bookish Times said...

lovely :D **New Follower**

Breathtaking said...

Bookish Times
Welcome to my blog!!:)

Lasse said...

Wonderful pictures !

Jerry said...

No, I'm afraid we don't get these lovely little creatures in the UK. I have only ever seen them in Spain.

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse! I always appreciate your comments.

Breathtaking said...

Jerry
Thank you for coming back Jerry and
answering my question.I so appreciate your time.:)

Gaz said...

Lovely photos of such delicate and attractive little creatures!

Gaz: Alternative Eden

ioan moldovan said...

Wow, what a beautiful colors! Insect world is extraordinary in your photos! Congratulations!
Many greetings!

Breathtaking said...

Gaz
Thank you for leaving such a nice comment.:)

Silenciosamente ouvindo... said...

Maravilhosas!!!Bj.
Irene Alves

Breathtaking said...

ion moldovan
Thank you Ion! I love colour, and so do the insects,and I'm really
pleased that you like to see it here.:)

Breathtaking said...

Silenciosamente ouvindo
Muito Obrigado Irene.
Beijos.

Ian x said...

Small colourful blotch
drunkenly flys through the heat.
Summer butterfly.

Haiku by Annabel aged 12.

Breathtaking said...

Ian
Well done Annabel,and well done Ian
for finding this Haiku.

Brown Eyes said...

They are really fascinating

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Yes indeed, very much so.Thank you for commenting on all three of my posts.I will pay you a visit very soon.:)
Beijos.

Adam said...

wonderful

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Thank you Adam, and welcome to my blog.:)

Stephanie said...

My friend's young son's name is Bijou. This butterfly is as cute as he :-)

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
I think your friend chose a beautiful name for her son. He is her precious small jewel:)

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