Argynnis paphia – Keisarinviitta – keizersmantel

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A. paphia is a relatively new species in Liesjärvi. It was first observed in 2011.

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It’s courtship display is spectacular. While flying, the male tumbles over the female.

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It overwinters as larvae that stay on the bark of a tree. The larvae feed on violet species.

For more detailed informations on its occurrence in the area see