Ceraunus Blue – Hemiargus ceraunus

This is the Ceraunus Blue. It is a small butterfly that is limited to the south. Normally, it looks a dull brown as it usually lands with it’s wings folded above it’s back. In the early mornings though, it sometimes spreads its wings to warm in the morning sun and you can see the briliant blue that gives it it’s name.

Normally, you see the blue as it flitters in the low grass and it disappears as soon as it lands. If you get close enough to examine it, it is one quick flick from leaving so, seeing the brilliant blue of the wingtop at rest is a rare treat.

Tech data: Blue – Nikon D50, 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor 1/250 at f8
Brown – Nikon D50, 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor 1/400 at f13

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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