Steve's colleague at work tells him that his dark green fritillary is a male. The female....
....is darker and has white spots along the trailing edge of her wing. This one was photographed on a day when there was a stiff breeze, and she was reluctant to emerge from the tangle of vegetation where she was sheltering. One imagines that this is exactly the sort of place that butterflies resort to in the current conditions.
Steve's dark green fritillary isn't the only butterfly looking the worse for wear. This common blue was flying along the Ormsaigbeg road. It's a male, and his finery is distinctly tatty.
Many thanks to Steve for his photograph and comments.