Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia

Spotted Fritillary Butterfly fmale Male Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly showing 4 scent marks.
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly fmale Side view showing silver wash.
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly on hand On Bob's hand.
The above photos taken in South London by Bob Clark.
Silver-washed fritillary butterfly
Silver-washed fritillary butterfly
Female Silver-washed Fritillary, taken in Hertfordshire, UK by Liz Barrett. It is native to most of Europe and temperate Asia plus part of North Africa.
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly side female
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly underside
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female underside
The underside. Above right showing silver wash on green on hind wing.
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Indicating its reach into Asia, the photos immediately above and below of a female Silver-Washed were taken in southeastern Kazakhstan by Alexandra Makhnina.
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly female
Almost a view of the diagnostic silver-washed green underside. It is feeding on Wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare).
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly male
Spotted Fritillary Butterfly male
Two photos of male Silver-washed showing the 4 scent bands which release pheromones, also from Kazakhstan by Alexandra Makhnina.