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Aglais io

Aglais io
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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: 2014-03-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 11:38
Viewed: 1316
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera


Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Inachis

Species: I. 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.

Aglais io

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 giugno e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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Hello Roberto,
Outstanding clarity and sharpness.Very well exposed and lovely colours saturation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-12 12:22]

Ciao Roby,ci voleva,dopo che ne ho viste meta' di mille oggi,una vera invasione,il caldo inverno le ha conservate proprio tutte..eheheh...gia' girano anche gli icarus,chissa' che la stagione non sia eccezzionale come nel 2009...nel frattempo complimenti per la tanto bistrattata Io che forse ha l'unico difetto di essere troppo comune,quanto a bellezza non la batte nessuno,foto al top come sempre.Buona serata,Luciano.

Ciao Roberto, un po' di rughe messe in evidenza dagli eccellenti dettagli ma i colori sono splendidi, a testimonianza di un inverno tra i più miti che io ricordi, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-12 13:45]

Hello Roberto,
Superb sharp detailed macro of this European Peacock. Beautiful bright contrasting colours. Nice centered placed in the frame.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-03-12 19:55]

Cobra, now you stuck your fangs terribly, in this butterfly. Tremendous this macro Inachis io: Great definition, wonderfully vivid colors, nice background.
Good Job, my friend!

From Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello

another perfect butterfly pic of yours. Strong colours and superb sharpness - well done!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-03-13 5:51]

Ciao Roberto,
Very good shot of this beauty butterfly ..
Great colours, good details and composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Roberto
Wonderful image with lots of detail and perfect colour.
Best wishes,

Hello Mr.Roberto,
Beautiful butterfly.Very much prominent with good sharpness.Colours are well visible.Well framed too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-13 19:29]

Hello Roberto,
You could not have asked for a finer image then this!! The butterfly is so beautiful and you managed to show it off in excellent detail. I cant wait until we start seeing these pretty little butterflies out and about here in Ohio.
Well done!!

Brilliant colours, stunning details and perfect POV!!
Very well done MF Roberto!!

Hallo Roberto
How beautifully this butterfly posed for you. The ultra sharp details and the deep rich colors are just wonderful. It looks so lovely against the grassy background. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Ciao Roberto
E 'sempre un piacere incontrare Inachis io, le loro motivazioni sono così impressionanti nelle loro forme e colori.
Non vedo molto spesso. Così Grazie e buona Domenica

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