Silvery argus - Pseudaricia nicias


Family: Lycaenidae.

Flight Time: Jul-Sep

Size: mm

Altitude: 1000-2300m

(0-300 Scandinavia)

The underside white steak goes past the cell spot towards the base. The female is dark brown.

These photos are courtesy of Mark Ogden, in Andorra 2007.

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