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Plebeius argus Silver studded blue female

Observed: 10th July 2009 By: miked
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Plebeius argus Silver studded blue female
Description:

flying around with the blue males on wet heathland

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

very probably!

I'm sure you're correct Mike, but I don't think I can be certain from the photo alone, they're easier to do from the underside!

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Entomologist and biological recorder

bobthebirder's picture

silver-studded blue

This is a very common species on the Dorset and Hampshire heaths; they are getting a bit old now - as shown in the photo. The only other species present that looks similar is the common blue, but these have longer, more pointed wings and the orange spots, if present, make a row of seperate dots - not a band as shown here. A typical female silver-studded blue at the end of its flight period.

Bob Ford