Northern Brown Argus

Aricia artaxerxes


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Aricia artaxerxes

Male, Switzerland, October 2014

Aricia artaxerxes

Male, Switzerland, August 2014

Aricia artaxerxes

Male, Switzerland, June 2012

Aricia artaxerxes

Male, Switzerland, July 2012

Aricia artaxerxes

Male, Switzerland, June 2011

Switzerland, May 2007

Switzerland, May 2007

Switzerland, May 2007

These pictures are all from Switzerland. It is only in the UK that the northern brown argus has the characteristic white spots on the wings. Abroad, it is known by altitude and by the weakening of the orange lunules, especially towards the apex of the forewing.