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In the Paklenica Gorge is very rich fauna, including lots of colorful butterflies.

Silver Washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia) - butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

Wingspan of 5-7 cm. It has orange wings with dark stripes, which are aromatic scales. Densely hairy, marked sexual dimorphism: females yellow-olive. The bottom of the wings greenish, with silver stripes. It occurs in central Europe and northern Africa, Asia, and Japan. Biotopes inhabited clear forest glades, meadows. Flies from flower to flower, thistle flowers particularly likes. Eggs are deposited on the plants on which caterpillars feed only on the trunks of trees in the vicinity. Caterpillars feed on flowers of viola.

This is a scan from negative.

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