|Argynnis paphia L.|
Silver washed Fritillary
The female A. paphia has a significantly different appearance. One may even mistake the female for a different species. It does not have the male's broad dark veins on the forewings, all the dark spots however are more extended. The wing colour is not a bright orange yellow, it is more or less shaded and tends towards a greenish hue.
This picture was taken at the same day at the same location: Lago d’Idro in northern Italy August 5, 2004.
Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi, with integrated tele-zoom and macro, no flash.
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