Seq # 460150010

Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 9:13 a.m.


A rather rare species throughout Belgium. Vulnerable.


Details

Classification
Family: Lycaenidae > Subfamily: Polyommatinae > Tribus: Polyommatini > Genus: Aricia > Species: Aricia agestis
Vernacular names
Bruin blauwtje (NL), Brown Argus (EN), Collier de corail (FR), Kleiner Sonnenröschen-Bläuling (DE)
Synonyms
Aricia medon (Hufnagel, 1766) and Aricia astrarche (Bergsträsser, 1779)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 16.
Status

Native


Distribution


Imago

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


Caterpillar


Mine

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Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May till mid June, and from early July till the end of September.


Observed on

Host plant (species):
Helianthemum nummularium, Geranium molle and Erodium cicutarium

The larva lives on several species of Geraniaceae, like Erodium.

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