A Silver-Washed Fritillary

I took a photograph of this Silver-Washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia, this summer in Italy.

Silver-Washed Fritillary - Lago Albano - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are astonishingly fast, have pointed wings and if I’d taken a photograph of its underside you would see beautiful streaks of pure silver. I didn’t, so you can’t.

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