Silver-studded Blue Butterfly Plebejus argus

Silver-studded Blue male topside
Silver-studded Blue male underside with silver studs
The beautiful Silver-studded Blue butterfly -- the male above has a blue topside with black border, black spots on the hind wing edge and a plain white fringe.
His underside has the typical pattern of white-bordered black spots and orange and black edge spots with three of the metallic blue "silver studs" showing.
Silver-studded Blue female topside
Silver-studded Blue female underside
The female Silver-studded Blue, above, has a dark brown topside typical of female blues, with varying degrees of orange lunes and a varying amount of blue scales near the body. Her underside, above right, may also have some pale blue "silver studs" but she usually doesn't have blue near the body on the underside.
Silver-studded Blue
Silver-studded Blue
Silver-studded Blue
The male underside often has blue infused near the body.
Silver-studded Blue The male underside often has blue infused near the body.
Silver-studded Blue The female topside often has blue scales on and near the body.
Silver-studded Blue