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Silver-washed fritillary

Argynnis paphia

Description:

Orange butterfly,with black dots along the wings. I saw them mating in the grass and the last photo show the tree where they fly to.

Habitat:

Spotted in a mix forest near a water fountain in Serradela mountain

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver-was...

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Silver-washed fritillary
Argynnis paphia Silver-washed fritillary - Wikipedia


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5 Comments

Thanks Neil for you kind words,it was the butterfly day,i spott several diferent species in the same area,a very cool mix forest full of fowers

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Wow, that is so cool. The subtle colours and textures in the first photo are beautiful, and look aged like a very old photo. Excellent.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 months ago

*pandora ;-)

Thanks Danièle for the id and the link,now i see the diferences :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 months ago

Hi António! Similar but different from the Cardinal, Argynnis panadora.
See here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argynnis_p...

Norte, Portugal

Lat: 41.64, Long: -8.10

Spotted on Jul 21, 2018
Submitted on Dec 27, 2018

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