Summer has ended and, as usual, autumn started with temperatures close to 0°C. Sightings of butterflies will soon not be possible anymore. Hence, I selected this shot of a Common Blue male (Polyommattus icarus), hypnotizing with its unnatural blue, hairy thorax.
Looking up the scientific name of the individual above, I noticed that in Canada you can spot over 130 different butterfly species. I just created a check-list for getting this collection complete, currently at 2 of 135 :)
This Common Blue is species #63 published in my nature photography website, ploring.com. My goal was to publish 100 different species until end of 2015. So, I definitively have to speed up. Although, I think it will be really challenging to spot and take photos of remaining 37 species during the last three months.