Lycaenidae Polyommatinae Polyommatini Aricia eumedon Aricia nicias
Aricia morronensis Ribbe, 1910
Spanish Argus
Argus castillan

Genus: Aricia Reichenbach, 1817   Original genus: Aricia Reichenbach, 1817

Synonyms (species):
   hesselbarthi Manley, 1970
   idas Rambur, 1840  (junior homonym)
   ramburi Verity, 1913

Adult:
A. morronensis (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Llo, 1600m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 20, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
A. morronensis (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Llo, 1600m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 20, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
A. morronensis (© Teresa Farino)
Adult, La Cueta de Babia, León, Spain, August 31, 2013
(Photo by Teresa Farino, Iberian Wildlife Tours)
A. morronensis (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Llo, 1600m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 20, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
A. morronensis (© Georges Verhulst)
Adult, Puerto Pandetrave, Léon, Spain, July 27, 2008
(Photo by Georges Verhulst, Picos de Europa, papillons)
A. morronensis (© Georges Verhulst)
Adults (mating), Puerto Pandetrave, Léon, Spain, August 20, 2013
(Photo by Georges Verhulst, Picos de Europa, papillons)
A. morronensis (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult, Soria, Spain, August 2003
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
A. morronensis (© Matt Rowlings)
Adult, Soria, Spain, August 2003
(Photo by Matt Rowlings, Matt's European Butterflies)
A. morronensis (© Rafael Estevez Rodríguez)
Adult (male), Serra do Eixe (Orense), Spain, July 2005
(Photo by Rafael Estevez Rodríguez, fotonatura.org)
A. morronensis (© Rafael Estevez Rodríguez)
Adult (male), Serra do Eixe (Orense), Spain. It is quite conspicuous the heart shaped cell-dot on the underside of the fore wings. This feature is quite common in this colony, in some cases it is even bigger in size.
(Photo by Rafael Estevez Rodríguez, fotonatura.org)

Larva:
A. morronensis (© Georges Verhulst)
Larva, Puerto Pandetrave, Léon, Spain, July 1, 2015
(Photo by Georges Verhulst, Picos de Europa, papillons)
A. morronensis (© Georges Verhulst)
Larva, Puerto Pandetrave, Léon, Spain, July 1, 2015
(Photo by Georges Verhulst, Picos de Europa, papillons)

Egg:
A. morronensis (© Georges Verhulst)
Egg, Puerto Pandetrave, Léon, Spain, August 23, 2012
(Photo by Georges Verhulst, Picos de Europa, papillons)

Distribution:
Spain, E Pyrenees

Foodplants:
Erodium

To know more about:
Matt Rowlings - Matt's European Butterflies - Aricia morronensis page

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