Seen in my Wiltshire garden: 1 August 1999 - very rare garden visitor
garden plants that attract this species: Buddleia weyeriana
August 1 1999 was a very hot day - about 30°C. There was a lot of butterfly activity including the visit of this Dark Green Fritillary which chased a Peacock butterfly. I saw it on Buddleia weyeriana first.
Size: 63-69mm (larger than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)
First Generation flight period: July-August
Habitat: Chalk downland
Larval Food Plants: Dog Violet (Viola canina)
Family Group: Nymphalidae - see list of butterflies by family