I was fortunate to find this Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) a few days ago as they are at the very end of their flying time now.
I think from the shape of the body that this one was a female.
Males and females of this species are very hard to differentiate.
The average wingspan of the Brown Argus (Both sexes) is 29mm.
Wonderful photos of these beautiful butterflies...
Looks quite fresh.ReplyDelete
Yes I was surprised Wilma.Delete
Quite pretty for a brown flutter.ReplyDelete
Ha Roy ze staan er geweldig mooi op.ReplyDelete
What a beatiful butterfly...ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda, yes one I didn't expect to see now either.Delete
Hey Roy... Real pretty ones, in fall colors. You do make me jealous you know , with all thoseReplyDelete
butterflies you see!!
Thanks GG, we have had quite a good year for butterflies.Delete
Beautiful photos, Roy!ReplyDelete
I agree, males and females are difficult to tell apart.
I found that many species of insects have extended their flight time this autumn, I wonder if it is due to this wet summer and warm september?
Well done, keep well
Thanks Noushka, yes it certainly is still quite like Summer here at the end of September.Delete
It is indeed a brown argus though I hesitated at the first picture. I see us some blue in the wings, but I think that's a reflection.ReplyDelete