Another bonus brown
The Brown argus is a small butterfly that is on the wing throughout the summer, between May and September. Adults feed on Common Rock-rose, which is also the caterpillars’ foodplant, together with various species like Crane’s-bills.
The Brown argus has bronzy-brown upperwings with an orange band of spots across the edge of each wing. It is very similar to the female Common Blue, but tends to be smaller, with no hint of blue in the wings.
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Beautiful shot – they are always very aware of a shadow and it is not at all easy to catch them in as much detail as this.
Thanks for giving me the kick I needed to get this done:
Thank you for your delightful post!
Wow! What a great photo. Well done, Jude.
Absolutely beautiful. ♥
Wow! That is a stunning photo!
Had to add my partridge to the brown gallery 🙂
Forgot to say the brown argus is perfectly caught. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one. Or at least it hasn’t stayed long enough to be identified.
Thanks Tish. The brown Argus is very small so easily missed.
Great shot of the brown argus.
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