Brown Argus Mating. Ballard Down.

 

view of a pair of Brown Argus mating with a third taking an interest

Brown Argus Mating. Photo: Ed Broadhurst

ED took this photograph of a pair of Brown Argus mating on 3/06/18 at Ballard Down.He tells us that as he was taking the photo a third Brown Argus appeared and tried to get in on the act!

This species generally has 2 broods a year in central and southern England, with only a partial second brood in north Wales and the north of England. In good years, a partial 3rd generation may appear in the south.The adults emerge in southern England in early May, peaking at the end of May and beginning of June, and giving rise to a second brood that emerges at the end of July and into August.

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