Dark Green Fritillary - Argynnis aglaja


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

Photo ID?

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map