Cardinal Butterfly Argynnis pandora

Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
The Cardinal butterfly is related to the Silver-washed Fritillary and, as its underwing shows, to the Dark Green Fritillary.
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
It is native to southern Europe, North Africa, West and Central Asia.
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
It has a pale bluish green wash on the topside.
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
Cardinal butterfly
These were photographed in Kazakhstan by Alexandra Makhnina.