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Butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. The adult butterflies are marked in checkered marking of gold and brown with a black background. The underside of the wings is patterned with yellow orange and black without any silver coloration at all. The eggs are yellow identified by being in a large batch,and the larvae are black. The larvae are recorded as feeding on Succisa pratensis and species of Digitalis, Plantago,Veronica, Geranium,Sambucus, Gentiana, Valeriana, Lonicera, Filipendula, Spiraea and Viburnum.
Pine tree forest close to a small brook. Mountains. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired