Argynnis paphia - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Rocamadour, 24 June 2014
Argynnis paphia Adult female


© Robin Howard

Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver-washed Fritillary
Le Tabac d'Espagne

Wingspan: 55-74mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to September when it is a frequent visitor to the area and has been recorded at Las Descargues and most other sites including the Causse. Most commonly found along woodland rides and margins.

Larvae feed on Viola spp.


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