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Aglais io

Aglais io
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-07-18 9:28
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Aglais
Species: Aglais io

The European peacock caterpillar (Aglais io), more commonly known simply as the peacock caterpillar, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis which is sometimes included in Nymphalis. It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.The butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit.The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

La Aglais Io è distribuita in gran parte dell'Europa, da 0 a 2500m d'altitudine.
Descrizione: ali anteriore e posteriore superiori con grandi "occhi" bianchi e blu, colore dominante è il rosso o marrone rossiccio per l'ala posteriore.
Vola generalmente tra marzo e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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Very pretty picture of this lovely butterfly, Luciano.
The dark background highlights the subject nicely.

Ciao Luciano,
Although a common species, one of my fave butterflies, and I never get bored of looking at their images. Especially when they're so lovely as yours, with such excellent light management and colors. Your unique style of flash usage always impressed me a lot. Nice composition, interesting PoV / camera angle + perfect sharpness even on the antennae. Gorgeous image, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland (not for long as I'm in Dublin Airport now, heading for a holiday), László

Ciao Luciano, gran bella con fantastici colori, mica come quelle spennacchiate che hanno svernare, gran macro con dettagli e nitidezza al top, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-18 17:23]

Hello Luciano,
I am once again on a two week vacation so I can only view images from my cell phone. Even then I must say this is a fantastic shot showing excellent detail and gorgeous colors.The Peacock is definitely one of the prettiest butterflies I've ever seen and your image shows it off perfectly. A top-quality shot by anyones standards.

Hello Luciano,
A very nice specie captured with excellent details, colors and focus. I like this colorful specie common in my region but rare in the last years....I do not understand why some species disappear at once....Like the Queen of Spain for example....
Thanks for sharing!

ciao Luciano
une très belle photo du "paon du jour", belles couleurs et belle position avec les ailes ouvertes.
Bonne journée

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful photo, beautiful combination, great colors. Interesting analogy of butterfly and leaf shapes.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2017-07-20 12:21]

Hola Luciano, This Aglais io is fantastic in this very natural picture that you are sharing with us. I think that we have it in Spain, but I never had the chance to see it yet.
Congratulation for the picture and thank you also for the very good information attached about this Aglais io.

Hi Luciano,

This is riot of colors!! Such wonderful patterns & the lovely colors - captured with perfection.


Warm Regards,

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture as usual. Nice POV and sharpness. Against dark BG it looks nice. Well composition too. Good work.
Thanks for sharing,

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