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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: 2018-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-29 9:45
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Limenitidinae

Genus: Limenitis

Species: L. camilla

The (Eurasian) White Admiral (see also Limenitis arthemis), Limenitis camilla, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. They are found in woodland throughout southern Britain and much of Europe and Asia, extending as far east as Japan.
Adult white admirals have black wings with white bands. The contrasting colours help to break up the outline of the wing, camouflaging it from predators. They have a wing span of approximately 60-65 mm and have a distinctive, elegant flight consisting of short periods of wing beats, followed by long glides.
The white admiral feeds on bramble blossom and honeydew and the female will lay its eggs singly on wisps of honeysuckle growing in dense woodland. The caterpillars are green with red-brown hairs and are camouflaged on a leaf, by a mixture of their own dropping and silk. As autumn approaches it will form a tent-like structure made of leaf tissue known as a hibernaculum which it then secures to the stem with silk before hibernating. The caterpillar will then awaken the following spring and after a brief spell of feeding will moult, revealing a spiny green skin. It will then pupate during the summer, forming a green and gold chrysalis. After approximately two weeks the adult will emerge.

Limenitis camilla

Linneus 1794

Nome Volgare: Camilla

Famiglia: Nymphalidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 22-30

Descrizione: Elegante lepidottero dalle parti superiori nere, con vistose
macchie rettangolari bianche priva della macchia discale tipica di
Limenitis reducta.
Maschio: colore nero. Ali anteriori con spazi postdiscali e submarginali
bianchi. Nelle ali posteriori fascia discale bianca interrotta dalle
Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande
Rovescio: colore bruno grigiastro sfumato di bruno arancio. Fasce
trasversali leggermente più ampie che al dritto. Spazio discale bianco
azzurrognolo nelle ali anteriori. Area basale e anale azzurra nelle ali
Distribuzione: Italia settentrionale e appennini centro meridionali.
Habitat: specie sciafila, frequenta i boschi e le radure dal piano basale a
quello montano, sino a circa 1000 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento in giugno-luglio. In alcune
regioni una seconda parziale in agosto
Piante nutrici: Lonicera xilosteum, Lonicera caprifolium, Lonicera

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Ciao Luciano, questa sono io a invidiartela, che l'ho vista e fotografata una sola volta in vita mia, rarissima dalle mie parti, gran bella con dettagli strepitosi e fantastica nitidezza, bravissino, ciao Silvio

Another good one Luciano - don't know how you manage to get so many - you must be very patient.
On my recent trip to Queensland I saw lots of beautifully coloured tropical butterflies so decided to try to capture some - very hard! But I did get some quite well which I will upload my first later.

Ciao Luciano,
these are surprisingly difficult to shoot because of their activity and the predominant blackness. You did very well !
Have a good (cool) day, Dietrich

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles cadrent bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Petit Sylvain. La netteté est très bonne. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-07-30 8:34]

Well filled the frame, exposure and colours are perfect. Well done.

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