TL3868 : Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)

taken 8 years ago, near to Over, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)
Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)
It was a cloudy and rather chilly day for the Over Butterfly Walk 2012 (part of "Save Our Butterflies Week") along the embankment of The Busway, and the few 'flies that we found would suffer being handled rather than flying away.

The patterning on the underside of the Brown Argus is very similar to that of the TL4661 : Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus ). One difference which seems to be consistent (on the images I have seen) is in the row of three "eyes" across the tip of the hind wing. In the Common Blue these are in a more-or-less straight line and equally marked, while in the Brown Argus the central one is less well marked and out of line towards the wing-root.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
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Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3812 6879 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.9924N 0:1.4469E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3812 6879
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