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Brown Argus or female Common Blue

Observed: 1st August 2009 By: gary.hilton
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Brown Argus

small brown and orange butterfly

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) interacts


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Orange spots plus no trace of blue scales on wing should mean that it is Brown Argus.

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brown argus

Tricky. Here's a photo of a female common blue to compare:

Bob Ford

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Brown Argus

I think this is a Brown Argus too, because the orange spots don't fade on the forewings until the front edge of the wing. A picture of the underside of the forewing would be fairly conclusive.