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Butterfly identification

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Saw this butterfly in the Alport Valley, Bleaklow, Derbyshire - so moorland habitat close to a stream.

It looks similar to a Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary according to books but the underside of hind wings dont look like the book photos - so any entomologists out there on UKC? Any ideas?


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 Mal Grey 27 Jun 2020
In reply to steveb2006:

Maybe Dark Green Fritillary?

https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=aglaja

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In reply to steveb2006:

Yep, it’s a Dark Green Fritillary.

I’ll take a pic of a recent article on them in Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s magazine, as that’s quite interesting (if you’re interested in this kind of stuff), however I’m out and about at the moment so bear with.

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In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Thanks both - that does appear to be it. 

Be interested in the article Rob.

Cheers

Steve

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 Rob 27 Jun 2020
In reply to steveb2006:

Yes, definitely a Dark Green Frit., the greenish colour on the underside of the hind-wing is the key diagnostic feature and separates it from the similar looking High Brown and Silver-washed Frits.

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