Monday, 17 June 2013

Brown Argus Butterfly

Another one of our small species of butterfly, the Brown Argus has only a 29mm wingspan. 
It can be found mainly in the Souther Eastern part of England.

It is towards the end of the first period of flight time for the Brown Argus. I have not seen many during that period. The next period starts around mid July through to the latter end of September.











34 comments:

  1. Wow all of these are cracking shots Roy, though I think my favourite is the 4th photo :-)

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  2. HI Roy Yet again a beautiful set of photos. Well done. Just don't know how you do this!! Margaret

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  3. fantastic photographs Roy; my favourite is #4 You certainly have a bounty of butterflies over there

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    1. Thanks Carole. I only found a couple of these on this visit.

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  4. Hi Roy. Wow! These pics are incredible, well done indeed. I've still only seen three butterflies here in Hampshire so I'm doubly grateful to be able to enjoy your lovely photos.

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  5. Another set of great photos Roy,the sun must be shining with you.Going to go out now and find my self a Butterfly...
    P.S would you mind letting me know what books you use for I.D your wild flowers,Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Amanda,
      the main book I have is 'British WIldlife' by Paul Sterry, Published by Collins.
      ISBN 978-0-00-726353-0.
      Another by same author. (similar but smaller) ISBN 0-583-33638-8

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  6. These are marvelous photos Roy, and what a gorgeous butterfly.

    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  7. Hey Roy...Well you have done it again,and I am still envious ; )!!
    There must be some reason why those butterflies let you get a chance to photograph them!! : ) Hmmm is there such a thing as a butterfly lure to attach them ; )!

    These are all wonderful, but the 4th is a real favorite!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, its just my all around charisma and magnetism, {:))
      but it could also be the camera.

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  8. Hi Roy

    The shot of the face in the fourth photo was great.

    Guy

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  9. Roy, I enjoy your blog so much, again you photographed a beautiful small butterfly and I know it's not so easy to do that. My complimentes for your patience to make these nice pictures and the results.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  10. A great first shot Roy as is the one from underneath with the light filtering through its wings.

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  11. Some lovely shots Roy. I've hardly seen any butterflies this year, but then I've not been out much recently.

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    1. Thanks Jen. They are only about in reduced numbers.

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  12. Wat heb je de vlinders er al heel mooi op staan ,geweldig.

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  13. Some lovely picture of the Brown Argus, I have not seen these yet this year.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, not many around unfortunately.

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  14. Beautiful shots here too!
    We call it the 'coral necklace' in french: collier de corail!
    Although it is very common where I live, I haven't seen very few specimens so far this year...
    Cheers, Roy!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I haven't send many.

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  15. I always enjoy your butterfly photos! Not only do you have a lot of really pretty butterflies, but you take so great photos of them.

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  16. was a few days away from Saturday, June 15 to June 19. That's why I'm a bit behind responding. Beautifully captured this Brown Argus.

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