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Argynnis paphia


Argynnis paphia
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Copyright: Jose Luis Cernadas (zumoduvas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 0 N: 69] (2535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung Pro 815
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mariposas, Insectos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 8:40
Viewed: 2546
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
The Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) was in decline in the UK for much of the 1970s and 1980s, but seems to be coming back to many of its old territories.

The Silver-washed fritillary butterfly is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings, and has a wingspan of 5470 mm, with the male being smaller and paler than the female. The underside is green, and, unlike other fritillaries, has silver streaks instead of silver spots, hence the name silver-washed. The caterpillar is black-brown with two yellow lines along its back and long reddish-brown spines. Adults feed on the nectar of bramble, thistles, and knapweeds, and also on aphid honeydew. The silver-washed is a strong flier, and more mobile than other fritillaries, and, as such, can be seen gliding above the tree canopy at high speed. Its preferred habitat is thin, sunny, deciduous woodland, especially oaks, but it has been known to live in coniferous woodland.


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hello Neighbour Jose
this is super sharpness with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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