Polyommatus thersites - Chapman's Blue

Polyommatus-thersites-chapmans-blue | PTKbutterflies
Polyommatus-thersites-chapmans-blue | PTKbutterflies

It took a long time for me to truly encounter this species for certain. It is easily mistaken for both icarus and escheri but the give-away is the androconial patch on the male forewing, when visible, as it is on my butterfly photograph of the males forewing here.