Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Lycaena virgaureae Aricia anteros
Aricia agestis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brown Argus

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

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

Adult:
A. agestis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Anticoli (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(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, Anticoli (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Anticoli (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
A. agestis (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Saracinesco (Roma), Italy, April 25, 2002
(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)

Foodplants:
Geraniaceae, Erodium

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