Monday, July 22, 2013

Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis Paphia)

Look who I met. It's a Silver-Washed Fritillary.
''The Silver-Washed Fritillary butterfly is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings, and has a wingspan of 54–70 mm, with the male being smaller and paler than the female. The underside is green, and, unlike other fritillaries, has silver streaks instead of silver spots, hence the name silver-washed.
Argynnis (ex Dryas) paphia is a common and variable butterfly found over much of the Palaearctic ecozone – Algeria, Europe, temperate Asia and Japan.'' (source)
Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis Paphia)

Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis Paphia)

Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis Paphia)

Silver-Washed Fritillary (Argynnis Paphia)

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