Small heath butterfly
|Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah)
|Date Taken: 2010-05-23|
|Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 6:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Kingdom Animalia |
Size Wingspan: 26 – 28 mm
Body length: 10 mm
The small heath is amongst the smallest of the butterflies found in the Europe. It has pale orange upperwings bordered with brown and with brown veins radiating out from the point where the wing is joined to the thorax. There is also a small brown ‘eye’ on the top of the forewing. The underside of the wings differ in that the hindwing is largely grey with a prominent white flash across the middle. The underside of the forewing is similar to the upperside, complete with the ‘eye’ spot, the main difference being that the spot is fringed with yellow.
This butterfly has a large range and is found throughout most of the Europe to latitude 69ºN. It also occurs in north Africa and eastwards to Mongolia.
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Geia sou Giorgo,
Nice capture of this Small Head, with warm colours and good sharpness. Xairetw,
very beautiful capture ! this small heath is well focused
colors and lighting are superb, fine composition too
thanks for sharing