Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)


This is a woodland dweller, though like several other Fritillaries, it too requires Violets for the caterpillars. The strong-flying adults, which are on the wing from June to September, often feed at Brambles.

A few females have a much darker greeny colouration and seem to favour more shaded woodland.


Images L-R: male; female; underside; below - female dark variety Valezina


Flight Period: June - September


Distribution map:


Silver-washed Fritillary