Dark green fritillary - Argynnis aglaja

Upperside  

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: June-August.

Size: 48-58mm

Altitude: 0-2200m

Not exactly rare in the UK it is quite widespread throughout the UK occurring in a variety of habitats, e.g. moorland, downland, woodland, coast etc.. Very fast flying. Possible confusion in the UK only with the rarer High brown fritillary Argynnis adippe which has four brown spots on the underwing and also the forewing edge is gently concave in the High brown.

 

 

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Argynnis adippe

Viola species.

Viola species

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Dark green fritillary distribution

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