Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Argynnis
Species: paphia

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On Oct 2, 2007, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a relatively large fritillary, flying June to August. Its caterpillar food plant is the violet, but the female lays her eggs on a tree trunk near to violets and the caterpillars hibernate there before descending to feed the following spring.