Polyommatus dorylas - Turquoise Blue

Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-dorylas-turquoise-blue | PTKbutterflies

One of my favourites, partially because of the wonderful shade of blue, but also because I seem to have found it quite hard to come by. 

The irridescent male forewing upperside has similar scales to those I have seen before in loewii, a species not very closely related. They impart the same brilliance and make for a wonderful butterfly photo.