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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
Description:

small brown and orange butterfly

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

agree

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

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bobthebirder's picture

brown argus

Tricky. Here's a photo of a female common blue to compare:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/3330

Bob Ford

JaseJ's picture

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.