The ‘Blue-wing’

Vi har noen små sommerfugler i Norge som går under navnet ‘blåvinger’. Mange oppfatter at det dreier seg om samme art, men i realiteten dreier det seg en 10-12 varianter innenfor samme familie og noen av dem er så sjeldne at de  står på listen over ‘truede arter’
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In Norway we have a specie of butterlies that goes under the name ‘Blue-wings’. Most people look upon these butterflies as ‘one of the same’, but in fact there are at least 10-12 different kinds within the same family. And some of them are so rare tht they figure on the list of endangered species.

Picture 8030Og når de ser denne lille charmerende krabaten, så tenker man ikke på ‘blåvinger’ i det hele tatt, men det er det! Den er ensfarget blå, blålilla eller brunlilla på oversiden, men med perlemorsmønster på undersiden. Forøvrig er det ingen stor sommerfugl. Fra vingetupp til vingetupp kan den måle fra 28-34 mm!

And when people observe this charming little butterfly, most people don’t think of ‘blue-wings’ at all, but it is! They are usually blueish, lilac-blue or lilac brown on the overside, but on the undersides they are decorated as ‘mother of pearl’.
Otherwise it’s not a very large creature. Very tiny indeed. From wing tip to wing tip only 28-34 mm!
(Compliments of SRB)


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9 Responses to The ‘Blue-wing’

  1. lylekrahn says:

    That’s really a nice design on the butterfly.

    • Seenorway says:

      I should probably say ‘thank you’, but I didn’t make it! Just photographing it! 😀
      But yes, one of the wonders of nature! They’re actually only proteins to others, but veryh nice to look at and bring the sensation of summer to us all,

  2. Dilip says:

    The Blue-wing’s beauty is a proof of God’s grace! Thank you.

  3. RoSy says:

    Butterflies are simply beautiful!

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