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Argynnis childreni

Argynnis childreni

Argynnis childreni, the large silverstripe, is a species of nymphalid butterfly. It was first described by George Robert Gray in 1831.[1] Also known as the Himalayan fritillary, it is found in mountainous areas, from northeastern India into China. Its wingspan is 8–9 centimetres (3.1–3.5 in). The forewings are predominantly orange with black spots, while the hindwings are brown with a blue margin, with many white stripes.

Argynnis childreni
Historic specimens from 1890 William Monad Crawford collection, Ulster Museum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Argynnis
A. childreni
Binomial name
Argynnis childreni
Gray, 1831
  • Childrena childreni (Gray, 1831)


  1. Savela, Markku. "Argynnis childreni Gray, 1831". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved October 1, 2019.

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