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Silver-washed fritillary

Argynnis paphia


Large fritillary, about 6 to 7 cm in wingspan, female - lively orange with black patterned spots on upper side. There is noticeable sheen of green underside the wings in first pic.


Found on montane pastures of Jura range, at about 1600 of altitude, above treeline and on edges of wooded areas; sharing these with many Apollos, other fritillaries and arguses.


Many thanks to DanielePralong for the advice and help in ID this species - the discussion about the different species of fritillaries can be followed on my previous spotting here: https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/11... ; and the pics presented here were part of that series (there, were pics 3 and 4).

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.36, Long: 6.02

Spotted on Aug 6, 2019
Submitted on Aug 24, 2019

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