NX1391 : Northern Brown Argus

taken 13 years ago, near to Lendalfoot, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Northern Brown Argus
Northern Brown Argus
The Northern Brown Argus (Aricia artaxerxes) on Bloody Cranesbill at the Pinbain Burn SSSI. This attractive small butterfly (only about an inch wide) shows a conspicuous white spot in the centre of each upper forewing, with a series of orange crescents round the edges. It's a very local butterfly in Scotland, now reduced to a number of scattered sites. (Source: RSNC Guide to Butterflies of the British Isles, by JA Thomas)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 19 June, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 138 914 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:10.9257N 4:55.5293W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 138 914
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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