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Coenonympha pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-07 11:18
Viewed: 1435
Points: 30
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Domain: Eukaryota

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Coenonympha

Species: C. pamphilus

The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue. The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the Meadow Brown and other common members of Satyrinae, the Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.

La Coenonympha pamphilus è una farfalla molto comune in Italia, della famiglia dei Satiridi, che si adatta ad ogni ambiente e può essere avvistata nei prati fino a 2000 m di quota. Le ali di questa farfalla non sono particolarmente colorate, ma come altri lepidotteri presentano delle macchie in grado di ingannare i predatori: pensando che si tratti di occhi, essi attaccano in quella direzione per colpire la testa, che invece è piccola e seminascosta: con gran sorpresa del predatore, la Coenonympha ha tutto l tempo per scappare. Alcune farfalle hanno evoluto addirittura delle "finte teste" vere e proprie all'estremità delle ali!

None comune: Ninfa minore
Lunghezza ala anteriore: 14 -18 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia isole comprese.
Habitat: prati dal piano basale a quello montano e cacuminale sino a circa 2100 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: due, con sfarfallamento in aprile-maggio e luglio- agosto con una terza parziale in ottobre.
Piante nutrici: Poa annua. Poa nemoralis. Cynosurus cristatus. Nardus scricta. Brachipodium sp. Festuca pratensis.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-07 11:26]

Hello Roberto,
Beautiful macro in back light. Despite that amazing sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. Taken from an ideal POV in a great composition. Beautiful blurred background too.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-07 11:30]

Ciao Roby,la luce contraria illumina i contorni al meglio,grande esposizione per non bruciare nulla e non perdere nessun dettaglio in ombra,che faccia alla svelta a finire sto inverno davvero privo di spunti fotografici..ehehe..buona serata,Luciano

hallo Roberto
super good sharpness and nice light
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Hi Roberto,
excellent photo of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Very good sharpness and details.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

Hi Roberto, What a beautiful image with a lovely butterfly captured by you. Stunned sharpness and POV along with splendid colours. The blurry BG adds to the beauty of the frame. Thank very much
Anna

Hello Roberto,
Absolutely amazing capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Excellent capture of a superb butterfly. Incredible sharpness and contrast.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Ciao Roberto, gran bella piccoletta, magnifica luce e ottimi dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
qui

Hello Roberto,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔 這樣背光的照法 依然還是這樣色彩迷人
綠色的花朵也很漂亮 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂
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STONE

Hello Roberto,
Magnificent work.Excellent details with splendid light playing allover the frame.Nice composition with attractive close up photo.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
Srikumar

The back-lit butterfly looks beautiful in your picture, Roberto.
Despite light restrictions, the details and colours on the wings have turned out to be very nice.
Regards.
Ram

Great photo Roberto! Very good composition, nice backlighting and very good sharpness!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Roberto
Superb Image.
Superb Light.
Superb colour and Fantastic sharpness.
Above all perfect composition.
Best wishes,
Samiran

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-08 10:23]

Hi Roberto,
Very good composition,nice colours and excellent sharpness details. Nicely blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Roberto,
Outstanding catch,beautiful light,colours and lovely composition.
Regards,
Joy

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-11 4:35]

Bonjour Roberto,
J'ai manqué cette jolie photo de C. pamphilus, un exemplaire tout frais posé sur une plante bien intéressante. Une image typique, reconnaissable au premier coup d'oeil.
Bonne fin de semaine!
Anne

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