Dark Green Fritillary (Argynnis aglaja)
Cheshire local information
When to see: July-August
Where to see: Limestone grassland and moorland
Caterpillar food plant: Violets (Viola spp.)
Cheshire status: Regularly bred on the Wirral in the mid-1800ís with no evidence of when this ceased. Last confirmed breeding in the county was in mid-Cheshire in the 1940ís. A few individuals are still recorded almost annually, but refer to wanderers from breeding sites in adjacent counties, with the majority being seen from late July to early August.