Brown argus

Aricia agestis

One of the commoner argus butterflies with a wingspan of 23-31 mm, both males and females are brown with orange or orange-red spots. The brown lives in numerous habitats, such as dunes, warm grassland, damp meadows, forest clearings, and dry stony areas. Host plants include the yellow sunrose (Helianthemum nummularium), rockroses (Tuberaria spp.), hemlock stork’s-bill (Erodium cicutarium), trichomanes-leaved stork’s-bill (E. trichomanifolium), tuberous geranium (Geranium tuberosum), dove’s-foot cranesbill (G. molle), and knapweeds (Centaurea spp.). It flies April through October, in several broods.

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