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Aricia agestis

Aricia agestis
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 58, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, SanDisk Extreme 8GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 2:16
Viewed: 1694
Points: 6
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Brown with row of orange spots on outer wing edges.

This small butterfly is characteristic of southern chalk and limestone grassland but occurs in a variety of other open habitats as far north as north Wales and Yorkshire. It is a close relative of the Northern Brown Argus, which is restricted to Scotland and northern England.

The adults have a silvery appearance as they fly low to the ground and they stop frequently either to perch or feed on flowers. They may be confused with Common Blue females, which also have brown upperwings but usually with some blue at the base. It is also very similar to Northern Brown Argus which usually has no orange spots on forewing.

The butterfly spread rapidly in the mid-1990s but lost ground in the last three years of the twentieth century. Ty you all for your beautiful comment.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-29 2:38]

Salut John,une magnifique capture avec les ailes ouvertes de cette espece qu'on peu voir chez moi aussi,perspective gagnante et qualite' super des details et couleurs,tres bien fait! Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-05-29 12:37]

Hello John,
Very beautiful photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness and details. Nice contrasting colors against the background. The centered composition works well here.

Hello John, my friend,
Excellent BG! Nice composition.
Well captured this attractive colored species. Good sharpness with splendid details.
Thanks and have a nice Week,

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