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Pontia edusa

Pontia edusa
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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: 2018-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-04-17 7:56
Viewed: 532
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Finally something new to post after a lot of rainy days!

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pontia
Species:P. edusa

Pontia edusa, the eastern Bath white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae.
Pontia edusa is a small to medium-sized migrant butterfly, with a wingspan reaching about 45 mm. The upperside of the wings is white, with black stains on the top of the forewing and hindwing. The hindwing undersides have greenish-grey spots. The butterfly is nearly identical to Pontia daplidice. Investigations of the genitals are the only way to distinguish between these two types.
The adults fly from March to October with two to four generations depending on the latitude. The eggs are laid singly and have an incubation period of seven days. The caterpillars are present from May. They are greyish-greenish, with black dots and broad yellow stripes, quite similar to the larva of the cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae). The larvae feed on Resedaceae species. Pontia edusa hibernates in the chrysalis stage.
t is found from the south east of Europe (southern France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia) up to central Europe and the Middle East in Iran and Iraq. It is a migrant which can also be encountered in Belgium, Holland, northern Germany and Poland, in the Baltic states and in southern Sweden and Norway.This species can be found in any open grassy or flowery areas, in stony or rocky places and in roadsides, especially where the host plants grow, at an altitude of 0–2,300 metres (0–7,546 ft).

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-04-17 8:33]

I just imagine that how much cool and calm one should be to catch this, nice shot.

Ciao Luciano, macro strepitosa con dettagli super, fantastici i colori, una volta era comune dalle mie parti, da un paio d'anni non la vedo più, gran bella, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

An interesting one Luciano with the unusual green features.

Fantastic details, lights, colours, also BG and 3D IMAGE well done again LUCIANO GOLLINI

Hello Luciano,
This background better than your recent post. Less distractive, and helps to focus on butterfly only. Good details a search exposure. To me bit tight although 😉
Thanks and regards,

Bonjour Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Marbré vert oriental. La lumière rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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