Argynnis pandora

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

Argynnis pandora, the cardinal, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. 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. ^ "Argynnis pandora (Bahadır)". Kelebek Türk. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Rowlings, Matt. Accessed 1 January 2013.