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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: 2014-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-23 11:32
Viewed: 1559
Points: 18
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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 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 presentation of this old iron coloured butterfly. Very good details and sharpness. Class work.....Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-23 11:49]

Ciao Roby,la piu' comune di tutte mostra il suo lato dark,sempre difficile da cogliere decentemente,ma qui c'e' il maestro ed ancora una volta il risultato stupendo! Buona serata,Luciano

Ciao Roberto, i dettagli del lato oscuro della coloratissima Occhio di Pavone sono strepitosi, macro da National Geographic, bravissimo, ciso Silvio

Hello Roberto. Nice photo and useful note.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-23 13:29]

Hello Roberto,
Another excellent macro in beautiful colours. Great sharpness and details. Very nice contrasting blurry background.

Bom dia Roberto,
Amazing capture because of the difficulties inherent to the colors and light available.
You overcame obstacles and gave us an image of great beauty and balance.

Hello Roberto,
Brilliant capture.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with a lovely specie of butterfly.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-09-24 11:12]

Hello Roberto

Perfect image, excellent composition, beautiful natural colors, nice blurring BG, splendid sharpness, fine details.



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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-09-25 3:05]

Very good macro of this dark Aglais on the white flower. A very difficult picture to control the dark of the butterfly and the white of the flower. Yo did a great work with the correct exposition and excellent sharpness. Congratulation. Saludos.

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