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East Midlands Branch Butterfly Conservation

Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja

Habitat

The Dark Green Fritillary is the most widespread of the large fritillaries and is found on downland, dunes, coastal cliffs and moorland. It often flies in damp places. In the East Midlands region it is found predominantly in the Peak District

Identification

The Dark Green Fritillary is a large fritillary with golden orange ground colour and black markings on its wings. One of the distinguishing identification features is the green wash on the underwings which gives it its name

Flight times

There is a single generation flying between early June and early September.

Food plants

Eggs are laid singly close to lush growth of Violets.

Dark Green Fritillary - © Christine Maughan  picture of Dark Green Fritillary butterfly

Distribution Maps for the East Midlands Region

Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2010
2010 Summary
No of tetrads 39
First sighting 31/05/2010
Last sighting 31/08/2010
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2011
2011 Summary
No of tetrads 31
First sighting 19/05/2011
Last sighting 21/08/2011
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2012
2012 Summary
No of tetrads 39
First sighting 25/06/2012
Last sighting 24/08/2012
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2013
2013 Summary
No of tetrads 70
First sighting 24/06/2013
Last sighting 31/08/2013
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2014
2014 Summary
No of tetrads 75
First sighting 21/05/2014
Last sighting 24/08/2014
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2015
2015 Summary
No of tetrads 63
First sighting 02/06/2015
Last sighting 11/09/2015
Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2005-09

Combined records for the five year period 2005-09

Dark Green Fritillary distribution map 2010-14

Combined records for the five year period 2010-14

Dark Green Fritillary distribution map comparison of 2005-09 & 2010-14

Comparison of years 2005-09 & 2010-14

During this ten year period distribution in Derbyshire has spread out from the original nucleus in the Peak District, and there have also been more records from Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.

 

Photo Gallery

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary © Christine Maughan

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary © Christine Maughan

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary © Christine Maughan

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary © Christine Maughan

Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green Fritillary © Richard Jeffery

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