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Small heath butterfly

Small heath butterfly
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 6:52
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Points: 4
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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Satyridae
Genus Coenonympha
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,

Hello Giorgos
very beautiful capture ! this small heath is well focused
colors and lighting are superb, fine composition too
thanks for sharing

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