Saturday 14 October 2023

Male Tropical Fritillary

Tropical Fritillary ( Argynnis hyperbius, 斐豹蛱蝶). Male.

Autumn is the ideal time to spot tropical fritillaries in Changsha. Wherever there are swaths of merremia, beggarticks or other wild flowers there is usually at least one tropical fritillary circling above and occasionally stopping for a long drink of nectar. I see many more males with their outer black markings than females.
Tropical Fritillary by the Xiang River