Provence Chalk-hill Blue mating on a grass in a wasteland bordering the Drôme. The male on the left is aberrant, layout and shape of the points of the forewing are different than they should be in this species. These variations can be caused by genetic origins or environmental stress suffered during the development of the caterpillar or during its pupation.
Created: June 06, 2015
© Anne SORBES
Photo size: 16.7 Mpixels (47.7 MB uncompressed) - 5000x3334 pixels (16.6x11.1 in / 42.3x28.2 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: Aberrant, Aberration, Animal, Butterfly, Chalkhill Blue, Drôme, Female, In copula, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae, Lysandra, Lysandra hispana, Lysandra hispanus, Macro, Male, mating, Nature, Polyommatinae, Polyommatus, Polyommatus hispana, Polyommatus hispanus, Provence Chalkhill Blue, Rhône-Alpes, Spring, Wildlife