Thursday, 10 December 2009

Wildlife: Silver-washed Fritillary

The Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia is a superb woodland butterfly which is common in summer (June-August) in the warmer parts of continental Europe. In Britain, however, it is more scarce, only found in some places in the south. They can have a wingspan of 6cm and have a strong, gliding flight. They are often seen in groups and make great photographic subjects, often keeping still when on plants.

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