Argynnis pandora

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus: Argynnis
Species: A. pandora
Binomial name
Argynnis pandora
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Pandoriana pandora

The Cardinal (Argynnis pandora) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout southern Europe and is also found in northern Africa and western and central Asia.

The wingspan is 64–80 mm. The butterfly flies from April[1] to September[2] (in Europe typically May to August) depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Viola species.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Matt Rowling's European Butterflies


  1. ^ "Argynnis pandora (Bahadır)". Kelebek Türk. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Rowlings, Matt. Accessed 1 January 2013.