Dark Green Fritillary - Argynnis aglaja

    Description

    It gets its name from the green hue found on the underside of the hindwings, which are peppered with large silver spots.

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    Habitat

    Calcareous grassland habitats, frequently stopping to nectar on Thistles and Knapweed.

    When to see it

    Late June to early September.

    UK Status

    Widespread but rather local in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent and very localised in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Reference
    59.019 BF1607

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map