Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Silver-washed Fritillary.

Note the female is forma valezina lacking reddish tones in colouration to be grey with a slight green-violet lustre. This form is common in Europe and most Siberia but is very rare in ssp. neopaphia Fruhstorfer, 1907 ranging in East Siberia and Pacific regions. As different from many other Argynniinae, this species has washed silvery stripes, not spots, on the hind wing underside.

ssp.: paphia (Linnaeus, 1758); range: except for the Pacific regions.

A copulating pair; wings closed.

A pine forest edge, Akademgorodok [Academy Town], Novosibirsk, West Siberia, Russia. 11th July 1995. O. Kosterin

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