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Krolik's Lesser Fritillary (Clossiana kroliki) from Ada, or Ardor - Verso I
Krolik's Lesser Fritillary (Clossiana kroliki) from Ada, or Ardor - Verso I
Watercolor and gouache on Arches
26 x 40 in
2016

Encountered in Ada flying "near an unnamed lake on an arctic mountain" where it feeds on white violets, showing it to be an invented member of the real genus Clossiana, upon which this portrait is based.