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Aporia crataegi

Aporia crataegi
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Kenko Extension Tube For C/AF 12,20,36mm, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-12 9:44
Viewed: 2569
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First listed as a British species in 1667, this large butterfly became extinct in the British Isles around 1925 with its last remaining stronghold in the south-east of England. This species was always considered a rarity in the British Isles by early entomologists, although it is often very common on the continent.

This species forms discrete colonies that fluctuate greatly in numbers, although the cause of the ultimate demise of this species in the British Isles is a mystery since its foodplants can be found in abundance in all of its former sites. Disease (fostered by poor autumn weather), relatively-mild winters and increased predation by birds have all been suggested as potential causes of this demise. There was a successful reintroduction in Fife, Scotland, although this was only able to survive with appropriate protection of the larvae from birds.

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Hello John,
beautifull capture from an excellent POV, nice colors and light, great BG, well done,
TFS, regards,

beautiful image, and interesting fact sheet on the disappearance of the species in GB Fortunately, in Italy the "PIERIDE DEL BIANCOSPINO" is still very common

an excellent capture with great sharpness and color.

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