Dark Green Fritillary
Full scientific name:
Argynnis aglaja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Speyeria aglaja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common on the mountains along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings’ upper side has an orange coloration with dark spots, and there is a series of rounded dark spots in the postdiscal zone. Additionally, the hindwing’s underside has a greenish color with a distinctive white spot pattern.
Imago feeds on nectar of various flowers. It often absorbs juices on moist soil.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Edges of woodlands and meadows. Elevations: 0-1600m.