Argynnis pandora - Cardinal - Kardinaalsmantel - Kardinal
The male upperside (40 mm) is orange, heavily suffused withgreen and boldly marked with black, including two complete rows of spots in the outer part of each wing. The male is slightly less green thand the female from which he is readily distinguished by the presence of two narrow black streaks along the veins in the rear half of his forewing. In both sexes the underside of the forewing is largely salmon pink heavily marked with black spots and with a pale green tip. The underside of the hindwing is pale green and striped with silver in the outer half. Flight from May to July in flowery meadows, woodland and waste ground. It's a fast and powerful flyer which is often found on thistles. The larval foodplants are Wild Pansy and other Viola species.