Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Lycaena virgaureae Aricia allous
Aricia agestis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brown Argus
Argus brun, Collier-de-corail

Genus: Aricia Reichenbach, 1817   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (species):
   astrarche Bergstrasser, [1779]
   medon Hufnagel, 1766  (junior homonym)

Adult:
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Riserva Naturale di Monte Salviano (L'Aquila), Italy, July 16, 2011
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, August 8, 2009
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Le Porcineta, SIC Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo, Formello (Roma), Italy, April 27, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Via Calciano, Giuliano di Roma (Frosinone), Italy, April 25, 2010 [41.56498, 13.260056]
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Via Calciano, Giuliano di Roma (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2010 [41.56498, 13.260056]
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Ceccano, località S. Ermete (Frosinone), Italy, June 18, 2006 [41.52633, 13.35527]
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female laying eggs), Le Porcineta, SIC Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo, Formello (Roma), Italy, April 27, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female laying eggs), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, September 5, 2010
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Tuscolo, Grottaferrata (Roma), Italy, June 15, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Haut-Asco, 1200m, Corse, France
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Via del Fiume, Aniene River, Anticoli Corrado (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002 [42.00943, 13.00813]
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adults (mating), Saracinesco (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Le Porcineta, SIC Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo, Formello (Roma), Italy, June 16, 2007. Ab ovo
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva (early stages):
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (penultimate instar), Le Porcineta, SIC Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo, Formello (Roma), Italy, June 10, 2007. Ab ovo
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
A. agestis (© Raniero Panfili)
Egg, Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, September 5, 2010
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)

Foodplants:
Geraniaceae, Erodium

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