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Photo #33853: Argynnis paphia

Female, f. valesina Esper, 1793

Argynnis paphia

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Base gallery. Upperside. Pinned specimen.

Photo, and identified by: Vasiliy Feoktistov. Image without retouching at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2012-07-22 00:00:00, Russia, Moscow reg., near Zheleznodorozhny city. leg. Feoktistov V.I.

Photographer's comment: Серо-зелёная форма: Argynnis paphia f. valesina Esper, 1793 присуща в одельных случаях только самкам перламутровки лесной. Классические самки вида: имеют рыже-желтую окраску. Самцы изменчивости не подвержены вовсе: они всегда рыжие: В моей местности доминирует как раз серая форма, а вот классические (рыжие) самки встречаются очень редко.

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