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This male Silver-washed Fritillary was in pristine conditions with fresh colours and markings. The male possesses scent scales on the upper side of the forewing that run along some of its veins, which can be seen in details on picture 4.
A sunny clearing in alpine forest, alt. 1500 m ASL. Plenty of thistles around. Preferred habitat is thin, sunny, deciduous woodland (oaks and coniferous woodland)
This summer butterfly is found from central Spain to southern Scandinavia, including Ireland and southern England. The underside is greenish (picture 5). There exists other forms of this butterfly affecting the underside as well as the upperside: http://www.eurobutterflies.com/species_p...