Silver-Washed Fritillary / Kaisermantel / Rgynnis Paphia

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Silver-Washed Fritillary / Kaisermantel / Rgynnis Paphia

The silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) is a butterfly (butterfly) from the family of the noble butterflies (Nymphalidae). It is the largest Central European mother-of-pearl butterfly. The butterflies reach a wingspan of 55 to 65 millimetres in Central Europe. The wing tops of the males are bright orange and have brown spots, the veins 1 - 4 have dark scent scales. The females are darker and somewhat greener, the scent scale strips are missing, but the dark spots along the front edge of the forewings are more powerful. The undersides of the wings are pale orange, the hind wings are grey-green covered with a narrow, slightly curved band from the front edge to the inner edge, to which the butterfly also owes its German name Silberstrich. The underside of the hind wings is slightly more greenish in females.

Camera info

  • Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • f/8
  • 1/320 sec
  • 800
  • 180mm
  • No Flash