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Issoria lathonia

Issoria lathonia
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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: 2014-08-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-28 13:26
Viewed: 1517
Points: 20
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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Issoria

Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It occurs throughout the Palaearctic from North Africa to Japan (Bretherton, 1990). It is distinctly migratory in Western Europe, reaching almost as far north as the Arctic Circle; however, it is resident in southern Sweden and Finland, and on the coastal sand dunes of the Netherlands (Bretherton, 1990). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.Flight time is between March and October, size is between 38 mm and 46 mm, and is usually found at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m

Lunghezza ala anteriore: 19 -25 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia isole comprese.
Habitat: specie euricora con tendenze migratrici, frequenta ogni tipo di ambiente dal piano basale a quello montano, sino a 2500 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: tre, con sfarfallamento in aprile-maggio, giugno-luglio e agosto settembre.
Piante nutrici: Viola canina - Viola reichenbachiana - Viola tricolor - Viola odorata.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-28 13:45]

Ciao Roby,assolutamente perfetta,bella sopra quanto sotto,con un arancione perfetto e grandi dettagli ovunque...10 e lode! Buona settimana,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-28 14:33]

Hello Roberto,
Fantastic macro in superb sharpness and details. Great contrasting colours and a fine centered composition.

Ciao Roberto, te le ha aperte alla grande e hai approfittato, dettagli perfetti e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto- Very beautiful Butterfly. Excellent captured. Nice sharpness with splendid POV. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

Ciao Roberto

Great macro of this very beautiful butterfly, excellent clarity, beautiful natural colors, very nice natural BG, fine details , very nice sharpness, nice POV to show all details. Thanks for sharing.



great shot Roberto
i like this shot because the colours and scharpness are beautiful
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-29 7:46]

Hi Roberto,
Nice butterfly,gorgeous colours, amazing composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Roberto,
As usual a perfect shot with excellent details and WB. Another interesting image with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful. Lovely composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-10-01 4:39]

Excellent picture Roberto. I like the light and sharpness that bring out the good color and details of this very natural picture. Congratulation. Saludos.

Ciao Roby,
When I see such a beautiful photo like this, I realize what we lost with your absence from TN. Hopefully you return soon. Excellent lights, sharpness and colors, the b-fly stands out so well against the uninteresting background. Top class work. Bravo!
Best regards, László

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