Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Aricia anteros Aricia cramera
Aricia artaxerxes (Fabricius, 1793)
Mountain Argus
Argus de l'hélianthème

Genus: Aricia Reichenbach, 1817   Original genus: Hesperia Fabricius, 1793

Synonyms (species):
   inhonora Jachontov, 1909
   macedonica Verity, 1936
   montana Heyne, 1895  (junior homonym)
   nevadensis Oberthür, 1910

Adult:
A. artaxerxes (© Odd Ketil Sæbø)
Adult, Molde, Norway, July 26, 2010
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sæbø, Continuous creation)
A. artaxerxes (© Odd Ketil Sæbø)
Adult, Molde, Norway, July 26, 2010
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sæbø, Continuous creation)
A. artaxerxes (© Odd Ketil Sæbø)
Adult, Trysil, Norway, July 29, 2015
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sæbø, Continuous creation)
A. artaxerxes (© Odd Ketil Sæbø)
Adult, Trysil, Norway, July 29, 2015
(Photo by Odd Ketil Sæbø, Continuous creation)

Foodplants:
Helianthemum nummularium, Geranium, Rodium cicutarium; larvae attended by ants of genus Lasius

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