Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
Flight-period Central Europe: from Mid May to Mid September
Conservation Status in Austria: Near Threatened (NT)
- English: Silver-studded Blue
- German/Austrian: Argus-Bläuling
- Danish: Argusblåfugl
- Image: 1920x1080
- Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Oberweiden
- Date: 01/06/2017
- Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D
- Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro
To determine the P. argus from the two other Plebejus species in Lower Austria you need to look at the fore-tibia of the Male species. If it has a spine it's P. argus.
If it hasn't a spine, it could be either P. idas or the P. argyrognomon, which only can be determined using genitalia preparation of the Male.
This is a female, so it could be any of the 3 species.
Females of the P. idas and P. argyrognomon often has a clear sprinkel of blue on the upperside wings.