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Species Account for Aricia agestis

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Aricia agestis  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brown Argus
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Lycaenidae

Brown argus butterfly Copyright: Sue Grayston

 
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Brown argus butterfly
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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data   
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A species prone to large fluctuations in abundance, having declined slightly after its rapid expansion in the 1990s. The main foodplants in Essex are Dove's-foot Crane's-bill and Common Stork's-bill. On Southern England downland, Rock-rose is also used. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 13th 2012 by user 745

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 42 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

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