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Silver-washed Fritillary

(Argynnis paphia)

 

Male 20/06/10 Rhône (69)

Female 20/06/10 Rhône (69)

Caterpillar 14/05/10 Rhône (69)

Female oviposturing on tree bark 09/07/08 Rhône (69) ..... photo Vincent Picat

10/06/11 Rhône (69)

Female dark form valesina, 14/07/13 Drôme (26)

Female dark form valesina, 14/07/13 Drôme (26)

Female dark form valesina, 16/07/09 Drôme (26)

This is a large and powerful butterfly and a pleasure to watch in flight. The species can be observed in sunny clearings in densely wooded areas and nectars avidly on bramble and hemp agrimony. Buddleia is popular in nearby gardens.

Rhône list

General index