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.

    Identification difficulty

    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map