Monday, 29 September 2014

A Late Brown Argus

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.



18 comments:

  1. Hi Roy!
    Wonderful photos of these beautiful butterflies...

    Ole Arne

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  2. Ha Roy ze staan er geweldig mooi op.

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  3. What a beatiful butterfly...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda, yes one I didn't expect to see now either.

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  4. Hey Roy... Real pretty ones, in fall colors. You do make me jealous you know , with all those
    butterflies you see!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, we have had quite a good year for butterflies.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Roy!
    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

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes it certainly is still quite like Summer here at the end of September.

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  6. 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.

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