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Silver-washed Fritillary

Argynnis paphia


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.

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Silver-washed Fritillary
Argynnis paphia Argynnis paphia

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Thanks to both of you for the ID!

bayucca 7 years ago

Yes, male Paphia.

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi Jifou! The dark veins seen here are scent scales typical of the male Silver-washed Fritillary.

Limousin, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Nov 21, 2014

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