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09-JUL-2008

KEISARINVIITTA
Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia
Raasepori, Finland

Aivan tuore koiras. Huomaa etusiipien leveät mustat ns. koirasjuovat.
Niistä erittyvä tuoksu houkuttelee naaraita ja auttaa oman lajikumppanin tunnistamisessa.

This is a fresh male.
The male has 4 prominent horizontal dark streaks on it's forewings.
The scent produced from these scales attracts females and helps to distinguish it from other species.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
1/320s f/11.0 at 180.0mm iso200 full exif

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Don02-Dec-2013 21:15
Lovely composition and detail, Esa.
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