Main: (Lycaenidae / Theclinae)
61.016 [B&F: 1573] Northern Brown Argus (Aricia artaxerxes) (Fabricius, 1793)


Notes: A vulnerable Red Data Book species, in flower meadows, rocky areas in mountains and sand-dunes; 0-350 m (1400-2200 m in Europe), down to sea level in the far north in parts of northern England and Scotland; Fennoscandia and southern Europe. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-32 mm. Larva feeds on Common Rock-rose, subsequently living underground where attended by ants.

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