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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 09.1 October 1997

The Northern Brown Argus in North-east England

By - Sam Ellis

The Northern Brown Argus, Aricia artaxerxes, is one of the few butterflies in Britain restricted to northern England and Scotland. It also has the distinction of being the last butterfly to be added to the British list of resident species. Until the painstaking breeding experiments of Jarvis in the 1960s (Jarvis 1962, 1966), the butterfly was described as a sub-species of the Brown Argus, Aricia agestis.

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist