Aricia nicias - Silvery Argus

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Aricia-nicias-silvery-argus | PTKbutterflies
Aricia-nicias-silvery-argus | PTKbutterflies

One species I took a long time to get to see. With the help of local knowledge, a visit to the Alp-Maritimes produced the goods, with a wondrous moment of first sighting a puddling male.

The females were a little more elusive, staying in the vicinity of the larval food-plant, geranium sp. Eventually, a butterfly photograph was procured.

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Aricia-nicias-silvery-argus | PTKbutterflies
Aricia-nicias-silvery-argus | PTKbutterflies