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Lycaena tityrus

Lycaena tityrus
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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: 2018-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-04-30 15:29
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaeides

Genus: Lycaena

Species: L. tityrus

The Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Europe.
The wingspan is 28-30 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Rumex acteosa and Rumex acetosella.

"Lycaena tityrus, famiglia Licenidi. Apertura alare 3-3,5 cm In volo da aprile-maggio e agosto-settembre (seconda generazione).Prati fioriti fino alla collina. Discretamente comune.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-05-01 1:29]

A quick and responsive mind can catch this, also a sense of future happening needed so this result comes. Excellent.

Bonjour Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Cuivré fuligineux. L'image est claire et nette. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hi Luciano,
you really know the Ticino river shores well, you find so many Lygaeid species, like this L.tityrus. I wonder wether you also encounter the American Bullfrog, supposedly occurring there.
My best regards, Dietrich

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-05-02 12:27]

Hi Luciano
Another piece of art. The specimen can be appreciated in all its details with a perfect sharpness.


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful butterfly 🦋 and well captured. I like your chosen composition and giving more space in front of the butterfly. Details are good too and well exposure on butterfly as well as on background.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend 🙂,

Ciao Luciano, deliziosa farfallina che sembra tuffarsi nel verde, ottima nitidezza, magnifici colori e bei dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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