Saturday 28 May 2011

Butterflies and Moths (17): Blue Butterfly

I love the way in which this female Common Blue butterfly is marked with complementary shades of blue and orange. Not only does the butterfly have a line of symmetry running from head (antennae) to tail, but it also exhibits two colours at opposite ends of the colour wheel (see also here), giving maximum aesthetic impact for the eye of the beholder. This photograph was taken at WWT Llanelli last week before the rain set in!

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