Due to two ‘Umleitungen’ (traffic diversion) I was driving on a small road when I noticed a lot of Great Burnet in the roadside. I stopped twice without finding any butterfly and as it was dinnertime I had no plan to stop a third time but my intuïtion told me to stop and look for the last time. A few minutes later I saw my first Dusky Large Blue and a was very very happy. Some later I found another four butterflies and knew that I would return this morning. Again my alarm clock went off early today and after a 25 km drive I arrived at the Dusky Larg Blue area......a road with Great Burnet. Photographing butterflies was very risky as most people were driving very fast and the road was too small for two cars.
A few weeks ago I photographed the Scarce Large Blue (see my blog from 6th July) and yesterday I found, more by accident, the Dusky Large Blue.
Funny, how sometimes things happen. Since years I was hoping to find the Scarce Large Blue and Dusky Large Blue during a holiday. I remember how I was searching in Austria in 2008 for them in area’s with Great Burnet (larval foodplant of both species).
In the first place I thought that this species was only living next to this road but some later I entered a meadow in which I also found resting butterflies and a lot of Great Burnet. As I noticed yesterday some more larval foodplants on the other side of the meadow I assume/hope that this group has a 'safe' habitat.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.