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Miked's 211th spot submitted on 1st August 2009

Observed: 6th August 2006 By: miked
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 MG 6162
Description:

common blue?? in neutral grassland beside old gravel pits

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

possibily

It's either a female Common Blue or it's a Brown Argus, and I'm really not sure which. Can't quite see enough of the underside of the forewing to see if the distinguishing spot is there. Anyone know any other way of telling these two apart?

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Martin Harvey's picture

Brown Argus

Having looked at this again I think the double-spot 'colon' mark on the hindwing underside makes this Brown Argus.

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