Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae

07145 Brown Argus Aricia agestis, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1572 (ABH61.015)

Dobrostan, Western rhodopi Mtns., 19th June 2010. Male.
Dobrostan, Western rhodopi Mtns., 19th June 2010. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Dobrostan, Western rhodopi Mtns., 19th June 2010. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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 2013-2014
Kokalyane, near Sofia, 16th July 2014. Male.
Kokalyane, near Sofia, 16th July 2014. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Dobrostan, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 19th June 2013. Female.
Dobrostan, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 19th June 2013. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Predela pass, between Rila & PIrin Mtns., 12th July 2013. Male.
Predela pass, between Rila & PIrin Mtns., 12th July 2013. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Petrovo, SW Bulgaria, 1st July 2008.
Petrovo, SW Bulgaria, 1st July 2008.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Kresna Gorge, 12th May 2014. Female.
Kresna Gorge, 12th May 2014. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 25-31mm
Foodplant(s): Common Rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium), Dove's-foot Crane's-bill (Geranium molle), Common Stork's-bill (Erodium cicutarium)
Flying: Two generations, April-June and July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Habitat

Chalk and limestone grassland, verges, disturbed ground and set-aside fields/field margins.

Regional Information

Recorded in 69 (3.6%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 24 July

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Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 10th July 2008, male.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 10th July 2008, male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Hvoyna, Western Rhodpi Mtns., 11th June 2011, male. 1 of 2.
Hvoyna, Western Rhodpi Mtns., 11th June 2011, male. 1 of 2.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Zabardo, Western Rhodopi Mountains, 8th July 2016.
Zabardo, Western Rhodopi Mountains, 8th July 2016.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, yellow, red