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.

Identification difficulty
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

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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