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Argynnis aglaja

Dark Green Fritillary

Field Notes

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Valais, Switzerland, June 2008

 

Geneva, Switzerland, June 2007

 

Cote d'Or, France, June 2005

 

Cote d'Or, France, June 2005

 

Cote d'Or, France, June 2005

 

Valais, Switzerland, July 2005

 

Valais, Switzerland, July 2005

An unusually brown example.

 

Alpes de Haute Provence, August 2005

 

Pelopennesos, Greece, June 2002

 

Slovensky Kras, Slovakia, July 2001

 

Slovensky Kras, Slovakia, July 2001

Mar 2005: I now believe this is A. adippe based on the concave forewing outer margin.

 


This is a powerful butterfly. It is usually seen flying fast across open areas of grass and herbs. It is also found in forest meadows but this is less usual. It resembles the High Brown and Niobe Fritillaries, A. adippe and A. niobe. It is (usually) readily distinguishable by the notes given on adippe.

 

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