Argynnis paphia – Keisarinviitta – keizersmantel


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


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


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

When becoming more abundant, also this species becomes a victum of car traffic.