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BUTTERFLIES

Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia - larva. Wingspan 60mm. An iconic woodland butterfly associated with sunny rides and clearing; adults are often seen feeding on flowers of Bramble and thistles. Adult has orange-brown upperwings with black markings; underside of hindwing has silvery sheen. Flies June–August. Larva feed on violets.  Status Locally common woodland species in S and SW England and Ireland.
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Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia - larva. Wingspan 60mm. An iconic woodland butterfly associated with sunny rides and clearing; adults are often seen feeding on flowers of Bramble and thistles. Adult has orange-brown upperwings with black markings; underside of hindwing has silvery sheen. Flies June–August. Larva feed on violets. Status Locally common woodland species in S and SW England and Ireland.

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Date: 4 Jun 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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