Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae

1607 (ABH59.019) Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07204

 Photo © Val Perrin
Dark Green Fritillary
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Loch Fleet
Loch Fleet
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Howe, North Lancs.
Howe, North Lancs.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 58-68mm
Foodplant(s): Common Dog-violet (Viola riviniana), Hairy Violet (Viola hirta), Marsh Violet (Viola palustris), violets (Viola spp.)
Flying: One generation, early June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Flower-rich grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 14 August

Similar Species
 Photo © Eddie John
Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Black, red, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5