Brown Argus Aricia agestis ([Denis & Schiffermüller])

 

Widespread over most of the SW half of England and S & N Wales.

Grasslands, woodland rides, sand dunes and heathland.

Mainly Common Rock-rose, Dove's-foot Cranes-bill and Common Stork's-bill.

Usually early May to late June and mid-July to mid-September. June and July in the north.



2017.08.10 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 20+ Scarlett, Ian 
2017.08.10 Hampshire Stockbridge Down 3 Riley, Adrian
2017.08.08 Dorset Lulworth Cove 2 Riley, Adrian
2017.07.27 Oxfordshire Aston Rowant a few McLennan, Alex
2017.07.24 Wiltshire Danks Down, Ford 1 Wilts BC
2017.07.21 Sussex Lancing Ring many Sussex BC
2017.07.20 Dorset Durlston Country Park 2 Dorset BC
2017.07.19 Norfolk Holkham Meals/Dunes 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.07.14 Norfolk Sculthorpe Moor NR 1 Brown, Lynn 
2017.07.13 Dorset Badbury Rings 1 Dorset BC
2017.07.13 Norfolk Warham Green 1 McLennan, Alex
2017.07.13 Sussex Lancing Ring 2 Sussex BC
2017.07.12 NorthamptonshireSummer Leys 4 Beds & Northants BC
2017.07.11 Lincolnshire Moor Farm NR several Lincs BC
2017.07.09 Cambridgeshire Woodwalton Marsh 1+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.09 Essex Great Holland Pits 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.09 Essex Ramsey Marsh 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.09 Oxfordshire White Horse Hill, Uffington 1+ Upper Thames BC
2017.07.09 Sussex Cradle Valley 20 Sussex BC
2017.07.07 Cambridgeshire Adams Rd Sanctuary, Cambridge 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.07 Wiltshire Bratton Hill 7 Wilts BC
2017.06.26 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill bridleway 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.20 Sussex Chantry Hill 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.19 Suffolk Lower Hollesley Common 1 Suffolk BC
2017.06.19 Wiltshire Morgan's Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.19 Hertfordshire Therfield Heath 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.18 Devon Braunton Burrows 6 Devon BC
2017.06.17 Gloucestershire Daneway Banks 1+ UK Butterflies
2017.06.15 Wiltshire Larkhill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.13 Hertfordshire New Mill Meadow, Tring 3 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.12 Hiddlsex Stanwell Moor 1+ Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.12 Wiltshire Win Green 2 Wilts BC
2017.06.07 Dorset Ballard Down 8 Dorset BC
2017.06.06 Sussex Kithurst Meadow 1 Sussex BC
2017.06.05 Sussex Iping Common 1 Sussex BC
2017.06.04 Hertfordshire New Mill Meadow, Tring1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.04 Hertfordshire Merryhill Fields, Bushey 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.04 Wiltshire Silk Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.03 Essex Great Holland Pits NR 1+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.02 Cambridgeshire Devil's Dyke 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.02 Essex St Osyth seawall 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.02 Hampshire Blakehill NR1 Wilts BC
2017.06.02 Hampshire Larkhill 1 Wilts BC
2017.06.01 Hampshire Butser Hill 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.01 Sussex Lancing Ring 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.01 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 29 Wilts BC
2017.05.30 Dorset Badbury Rings 2 Dorset BC
2017.05.27 Hants/Wilts Martin Down 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.29 Essex Langdon Hills 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.05.29 Essex Two Tree Island 1+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Devil's Dyke Many  Sussex BC
2017.05.29 Sussex Friston a few Sussex BC
2017.05.28 Bedfordshire Dunstable Downs 18Rhodes, Alison
2017.05.28 Dorset Lankham Bottom NR 2 Dorset BC
2017.05.28 Essex Wat Tyler CP 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.05.27 Essex Engine Bank 6 Cambs/Essex BC
2017.05.27 Wiltshire Pewsey Downs 1 Wilts BC
2017.05.26 Bedfordshire Bison Hill 40+ UK Butterflies
2017.05.26 Essex Langdon Hills 1 Cambs/Essex BC
2017.05.26 Sussex Chantry Hill Many  Sussex BC
2017.05.26 Sussex Cissbury Ring 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.26 Norfolk Syderstone Common 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.05.25 Hertfordshire Frogmore Quarry 3 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.25 Sussex Lullington Heath 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.25 Wiltshire Bratton Hill17 Wilts BC
2017.05.24 Dorset Ballard Down 20 Dorset BC
2017.05.24 Hertfordshire Hillbrow 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.24 Suffolk Kings Forest 1+ Suffolk BC
2017.05.24 Sussex Ditchling Down 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.24 Wiltshire Grovely Woods5 Wilts BC
2017.05.24 Wiltshire Larkhill 1 Wilts BC
2017.05.23 Norfolk Syderstone Common 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.05.24 Norfolk Syderstone Common 1 Riley, Adrian
2017.05.23 Hampshire Milk Hill, Pewsey Downs2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.23 Oxfordshire Aston Rowant NR 10 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.23 Sussex Levin Down several Sussex BC
2017.05.22 Suffolk Lound Lakes 6 Suffolk BC
2017.05.21 Bedfordshire Rookery Pit 4 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.21 Bedfordshire Sandy Smith NR 6 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.21 Bedfordshire Whipsnade Downs 1 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.21 Hertfordshire Aldbury Nowers 10 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.21 Hertfordshire Bovingdon Brickworks 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.21 Sussex Church Norton 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Sussex Drayton GP's 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Sussex Friston 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Sussex Malling Down several Sussex BC
2017.05.21 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 5 Wilts BC
2017.05.21 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 3 Wilts BC
2017.05.20 Buckinghamshire Pitstone Hill   3 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.20 Dorset Ballard Down 3 Dorset BC
2017.05.20 Gloucestershire Rodborough Common 30+ UK Butterflies
2017.05.20 Hertfordshire Pitstone Hill   2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.20 Sussex Kithurst several Sussex BC
2017.05.19 Hampshire Yew Hill, Winchester 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.18 Dorset Giant's Hill, Cerne Abbas 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.18 Sussex Springhead Hill a few Sussex BC
2017.05.17 Sussex Chantry Hill 30 Sussex BC
2017.05.16 Sussex Chantry Hill 30 Sussex BC
2017.05.16 Sussex Mill Hill several Sussex BC
2017.05.14 Bedfordshire Sandy Smith NR 2 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.14 Buckinghamshire Ivinghoe Beacon 3 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.14 Hertfordshire Frogmore Quarry 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.14 Middlesex Hounslow Heath 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.14 Surrey Denbies 1 UK Butterflies
2017.05.14 Sussex Anchor Bottom 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.14 Sussex Rewell Wood 12+ Sussex BC
2017.05.14 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 10 Wilts BC
2017.05.13 Devon Dawlish Warren 2 Devon BC
2017.05.13 Dorset Giant's Hill, Cerne Abbas 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.13 Hampshire Martin Down 7 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.13 Kent Dungeness2 UK Butterflies
2017.05.13 Sussex Kithurst 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.13 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 6 Wilts BC
2017.05.11 Cambridgeshire Devil's Dyke 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.05.10 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 20+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.10 Oxfordshire Devil's Punchbowl 6 Upper Thames BC
2017.05.10 Dorset Compton Down 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.10 Sussex Ditchling Down 1+ Sussex BC
2017.05.10 Sussex Medley Bottom 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.10 Wiltshire Battlesbury Hillfort 15 Wilts BC
2017.05.10 Wiltshire Grovely Woods4 Wilts BC
2017.05.10 Herefordshire Rodborough Common 6 Jenkins, Gareth
2017.05.09 Devon Braunton Burrows 10 Devon BC
2017.05.09 Wiltshire Patcombe Hill 20 Wilts BC
2017.05.08 Caernarvonshire Obelisk Hill, Bryn Pydew1 Bugalert correspondent
2017.05.08 Denbighshire Mynndd Marian 1 Bugalert correspondent
2017.05.08 Dorset Bindon Hill 1 Dorset BC
2017.05.08 Wiltshire Patcombe Hill 28 Wilts BC
2017.05.07 Bedfordshire Sandy Heath Quarry 1 Beds & Northants BC
2017.05.07 Wiltshire Cotley Hill 5 Wilts BC
2017.05.06 Hampshire Magdalen Hill Down 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.05.06 Wiltshire Cotley Hill 3 Wilts BC
2017.05.06 Wiltshire Grovely 1 Wilts BC
2017.05.05 Hertfordshire Rickney's Quarry 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.05 Norfolk Wretton Relief Channel3 Bugalert correspondent
2017.05.05 Sussex Ditchling Down 1 Sussex BC
2017.05.03 Hertfordshire Rickney's Quarry 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.03 Hertfordshire Waterford Heath 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.05.02 Cambridgeshire Devil's Dyke 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.05.02 SussexAshcombe Bottom 2 Sussex BC
2017.05.02 Wiltshire Sidbury Hill 1 Wilts BC
2017.04.30 Berkshire Frost Folly 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.04.30 Essex Beckton 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.04.30 SussexMill Hill 1 Sussex BC
2017.04.29 Cambridgeshire Mepal 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.04.29 Dorset Ballard Down 4 Dorset BC
2017.04.29 Sussex Mill Hill 1+ Bugalert correspondent
2017.04.23 Hampshire   Magdalen Hill Down  1  Hants & IOW BC