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Queen Of Spain Fritillary

Issoria lathonia

Description:

"The vernacular name of "Queen of Spain" was given in 1775 by Moses Harris in The Aurelian's Pocket Companion, although no explanation for this name was given. This species is most-easily recognised by the large silver spangles found on the underside of the hindwings. The hindwings themselves are a curious shape, with a comparatively sharp angle at the edge of the hindwing that is not found in other fritillaries found in the British Isles. This butterfly has a powerful flight, as one would expect of any butterfly that is able to migrate over large distances"



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4 Comments

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 6 years ago

Thanks Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Pedro!

PedroNicolau
PedroNicolau 6 years ago

Thank you, I love it as well.

mendes.madalena
mendes.madalena 6 years ago

great colors, love this spotting!

PedroNicolau
Spotted by
PedroNicolau

Portugal

Lat: 40.39, Long: -7.59

Spotted on Sep 14, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013

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