Papilionoidea

Lycaeninae

Imago
Genus
Aricia
Species
agestis
Author/Year
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
English Vernacular
Brown Argus
French Vernacular
L'Argus brun
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: 27mm - 29mm

Imago: Bivoltine, possibly trivoltine here.  Very common on sunny, south facing slopes and meadows with low vegetation.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on marjoram (Origanum vulgare), ragwort (Senico jacobaea), thyme (Thymus polytrichus) and white clover (Trifolium repens)

Overwinter: As a larva

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