Euphydryas cynthia - Cynthia's Fritillary

Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies
Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies
Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies
Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies

This is a scarce high mountain species I have seen on a couple of occasions. It is a most beautiful butterfly which is not easy to take photographs of, as it is quite flighty and often inhabits steep slopes. The resulting butterfly photos however are worth the time and effort. 

Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies
Euphydryas-cynthia-cynthias-fritillary- | PTKbutterflies