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.
Calcareous grassland habitats, frequently stopping to nectar on Thistles and Knapweed.
Late June to early September.
Widespread but rather local in Britain.
Infrequent and very localised in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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