Rhône list

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Brown Argus

(Aricia agestis)

 

Female 07/05/06 Rhône (69)

Male 18/04/07 Rhône (69)

31/08/03 Female on the right, Rhône (69)

07/05/10 Rhône (69)

Egg deposited on Geranium rotundifolium 09/05/08 Rhône (69)

29/04/09 Rhône (69)

This is a common species. Both sexes are brown on the uppersides with a row of  bright orange lunules (more developed in females) around the edges. The butterfly is small and strikingly pretty when basking wings open in sunshine. Females have been observed laying eggs on cranesbills (Geranium sp.) Care must be taken not to confuse the species with the Common Blue female which often flies in the same habitats.

Rhône list

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