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Argynnis laodice

Argynnis laodice

Argynnis laodice, Pallas' fritillary, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It occurs in damp forested places in southern Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, northwestern Kazakhstan, and across the Palearctic to Siberia , Amur, Korea and Japan.[1][2]

Pallas' fritillary
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Argynnis
A. laodice
Binomial name
Argynnis laodice
(Pallas, 1771)

Argyronome laodice


laodice Pall. (= cethosia Hbn.) (70a). Bright leather-yellow, the female with minute white spots before the apex of the forewing. Central and distal areas with very regular rows of round black dots. Underside without silver, a row of elongate white spots with an oily gloss separates on the hindwing the yellow proximal area which has a greenish gloss, from the distal area, which is dusted with pinkish violet.[3]


Larvae feed on species of Viola.[1][2] The species produces one generation annually and flies in July–August.[1][2]

A. l. rudra


  1. Львовский А.Л., Моргун Д.В. 2007. Булавоусые чешуекрылые Восточной Европы. Москва: КМК. ISBN 978-5-87317-362-4. p. 338-339.
  2. Tolman, Tom & Richard Lewington. 1997. Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Field Guide. London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-219992-0.
  3. Seitz. A. in Seitz, A. ed. Band 1: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen Tagfalter, 1909, 379 Seiten, mit 89 kolorierten Tafeln (3470 Figuren) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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