The Cardinal is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The wingspan is 64–80 mm. The butterfly flies from May to August depending on the location.The front or upper surface of the wings are greenish-olive with numerous black lines and dots. The back is green and cadmium red gold with black spots. The larvae feed on Viola species.
It is common throughout southern Europe, but is also found in northern Africa, and western and central Asia.
Lat: 40.67, Long: -4.12
Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2012