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|Picture taken at unnamed lakelet near Bartoszewo village.|
The Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) is a European species of butterfly. The Sil-ver-washed fritillary butterfly is deep orange with black spots on the upper side of its wings and has a wingspan of 50-70 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. It preferred habitat is thin, sunny deciduous woodland especially oaks but has been known to live in coniferous woodland.
PL – perłowiec malinowiec (dostojka malinowiec). Motyl o rozpiętości skrzydeł od 50 do 70 mm. Skrzydła pomarańczowe z ciemnymi pasami, na których są łuski zapachowe. Występuje w całej Europie Środkowej, a także na północy Afryki, w Azji, Japonii. Zamieszkuje prześwietlone biotopy leśne, polany i łęgi.
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- [2010-09-15 4:37]
Excellent shot of this beautiful butterfly, I love the variety of Argynnis. I find it noble with majestic wings, here a male.
I've never had the chance to have only females, thank you for sharing with us.
A good day.