Plebeius Kluk, 1780
argus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver-studded Blue (ENG), kangassinisiipi (FIN), allmän blåvinge (SWE), ogasäär-sinitiib (EST), Argus-Bläuling (GER), Argus (FRE), Niña hocecillas (SPA), Argo (ITA)

Plebeius argus larva 18. June 1995 Plebeius argus larva 18. June 1995 Plebeius argus larva 18. June 1995 Plebeius argus larva 29. Oct. 1995 Plebeius idas (left) and argus (right) underside Plebeius argus imago Kuhmoinen 2. July 2005

Look at the outernmost gray/white spot rows on the forewing undersides, and compare the colour with the corresponding hindwing rows. Unlike idas, there is no difference in argus. The specimens shown are all females; I hope they are correctly determined.

Finland, EH: Kuhmoinen, ex larva June 1995, Leg: K. Silvonen,
Photo © Kimmo Silvonen

Literature

Vesa Hyyryläinen, 2002, Kangas- ja ketosinisiipi voidaan tunnistaa maastossa, Baptria 27(3): 89-90.

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