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Old Monday 3rd September 2012, 20:44   #1
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Blues ID

I would appreciate confirmation and help with the ID of the following Butterflies all photographed this summer on the South Downs.

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Old Monday 3rd September 2012, 21:35   #2
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All Brown Argus i think
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Yes I agree, all are Brown Argus. Matches the picture in my butterfly book of a Brown Argus. Description - brown upper sides with orange spots around the edges. The under sides are greyish brown with orange marginal spots and numerous white-ringed black dots.
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Old Monday 3rd September 2012, 23:02   #4
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For 2-5 the dark spot in the centre of the forewing gives them away as Brown Argus. For number 1 you can just make out the figure of 8 formed by the 2 spots on the hindwing
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