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61.015 [B&F: 1572] Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Local on south-facing hillsides, grassland, embankments, sand-dunes and sea cliffs; 0-500 m (0-1900 m in Europe) throughout much of southern England and Wales; mainland Europe, but not in the south-west. In Hampshire there are established populations at Noar Hill and Stockbridge Down, and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Larva feeds on Common Rock-rose, Stork's-bill and Dove's-foot Crane's-bill.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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