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Silver-washed Fritillary


Silver-washed Fritillary
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, Marumi 58 mm MC-UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 12:42
Viewed: 1740
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Picture taken at Slawoszewo forest near Police city.
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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