Rohetäpik, Silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

The Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) is a striking butterfly species belonging to the Nymphalidae family. Here’s a concise review:

The Silver-washed Fritillary, scientifically known as Argynnis paphia, is a magnificent butterfly species adorning woodlands and meadows across Europe and parts of Asia. Its wings, spanning a regal orange hue with shimmering silver streaks, lend it an unparalleled beauty among its counterparts. With a wingspan of up to 8 centimeters, this majestic insect gracefully flutters through its habitat, seeking nectar from a variety of wildflowers, particularly thistles and brambles. The female of this species lays her eggs on or near the leaves of violets, serving as food for the emerging caterpillars. A symbol of resilience and natural splendor, the Silver-washed Fritillary captivates all who are fortunate enough to witness its elegant flight amidst the verdant landscapes it calls home.

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