Thursday, September 06, 2007

Large Blue /Sortplettet Blåfugl (Maculinea arion)

Large Blue/ Sortplettet Blåfugl (Maculinea arion)

Wing span 33-41 mm. Is known for its size, shining blue colour, the spots and the strong markings on the underside. The spots on the upperside can varie and sometimes lack completely.

It was almost extinct in Denmark after 1950. Since 1990 Large Blue is only seen in one place at the island Møn and in a couple of places in North Jutland. It's protected. Any intervention in order to protect the species demands the assistance of specialists.

photo 30. June 2007 Høvblege, Møn: stig bachmann nielsen, Naturplan Foto