Argynnis aglaja (The Dark Green Fritillary / Grote parelmoervlinder) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is a not so common species in the south of Belgium. Populations are extinct in the north of the country, but occasionally observed as a vagrant. On the Belgium Red List its noted "Vulnerable"! The adults can be seen flying from early June till mid August. The larva have Viola tricolor, V. palustris or V. hirta as foodplants.
This specimen has clearly a whole life behind: the wings are damaged at several places.
Image: Viroinval (BE) - 24/07/2010
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