Female Argynnis paphia shown here feeding on the inflorescence of Red-berried Elderberry
- Sambucus racemosa Linnaeus (1753.) - is yet another “must take” subject for insect/macro photography fans.
It is a fast, agile flyer, nevertheless, with some patience it is not really difficult to take passable snapshots of it. Its caterpillar is mainly nocturnal – look for it during wet, relatively cold, partially cloudy days, when it tends to bask on fallen leaves lying on the forest floor at sunny spots near to its staple food, violets.