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Vanessa Atalanta

Vanessa Atalanta
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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: 2017-03-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 17:12
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Points: 14
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Another butterfly coming from the hibernation,this year not common and not easy to take...

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Vanessa

Species: V. atalanta

The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.
This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.
In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the pale fire of ivy flowers on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.


La Vanessa atalanta Linnaeus, 1758, nota anche come Vulcano, è una farfalla della famiglia delle Ninfalidi, diffusa nelle zone temperate di Europa, Asia e Nord America.
Questa grande farfalla si riconosce dal vivace disegno color marrone scuro, bianco e rosso delle sue ali.
bruco si nutre di foglie di ortica, mentre gli esemplari adulti prediligono le infiorescenze di piante come la Buddleja e la frutta in avanzata fase di maturazione.
Questa specie vive abitualmente in zone temperate, ma effettua delle migrazioni verso nord in primavera e occasionalmente in autunno.
E' una delle ultime specie di farfalle avvistabili in nord Europa prima dell'arrivo dell'inverno, spesso mentre si posa sui fiori dell'edera nelle giornate di sole.
La Vanessa atalanta è anche nota per essere capace di cadere in stato di ibernazione; la colorazione degli esemplari che riemergono da questo stato è notevolmente più scura rispetto a quella dei nati in primavera. La farfalla, specialmente nelle zone dell'Europa meridionale, è comunque in grado di alzarsi in volo anche d'inverno se il tempo è bello.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-18 19:30]

Hello Luciano,
The Red Admiral is one of the first butterflies to appear here in Ohio during the spring months. We still have a little bit of snow covering the ground, so it may be a while until we see one flitting about.
A beautiful shot of this particular specimen showing good detail and rich natural colors. Great work!!

Ciao Luciano, la prima che ho fotografato quest'anno, stagione iniziata finalmente, sempre bella e se l'è cavata alla grande, pochi danni dall'inverno, ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori, gran macro come al solito, bravissimo, ciao Silvio


Hi Luciano,

You have captured the butterfly in a very attractive pose. The image displays nice details and rich color.

Thanks for sharing.

Warm Regards,

Hello Luciano,
Perfect vertical frame as well as well picture, although this butterfly didn't give you a great POV. Satisfactory details and well exposure.
Thanks for sharing,

This slightly damaged Red Admiral looks delightful on the ground, Luciano.
Perfect exposure in the ambient light with wonderful colours.

Lovely color sand great details in the notes, very informative.

Great details indeed by warm colours also point of view well done LUCIANO GOOINI

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