I think this is the tattiest butterfly I have ever seen, and yet it was clearly unimpeded by the loss of at least half of all four wings. I encountered it on my July butterfly survey, happily feeding on a Wild Teasel Dipsacus fullonum (or la cardère sauvage in French).
This is what a Silver Washed Fritillary Argynnis phaphia (in French Le Tabac d'Espagne ie 'the Spanish Tobacco') ought to look like.
Obviously someone's been nicking the silver!
Human word is "ceranic"... me old china!!
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