Species Account for Aricia agestis
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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data
Brown Argus on UK Butterflies website
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