Dark Green Fritillary

Latin: Mesoacidalia aglaja

Irish: Fritileán dúghlas

The Dark Green Fritillary is very local to the Wexford area and has been seen flying around the Raven Wood Point in June and July.

Single brooded, the bright orange colour with black markings of the adult is particularly eye catching as it flies over the sand dunes and open areas.

Eggs are laid amongst common Dog Violet or other violet


Photograph of a yellow and cream Viola with a sandy background.

  species and hatch after two to three weeks. The caterpillar emerges in the spring to feed on the violet leaves. The chrysalis stage lasts for about a month.

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