Dark Green Fritillary

Argynnis aglaja

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Fritileán Dúghlas [IRL]

Le Grand Nacre [F]

Grosser Perlmutterfalter [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Mainly coastal areas and limestone grasslands.

Along most of the coast of Ireland and also inland in the Burren.


60-70mm (2.36 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

The wing pattern is similar to that of the Silver-washed Fritillary but the underside has spots rather than streaks.
This fast flier is rather uncommon in Ireland, mainly restricted to costal regions.