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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: 2019-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-19 12:40
Viewed: 648
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Obviously the photo is not wanted, but it is one of those strokes of luck that happen every now and then. A species that has never been very present in my gallery in a different capture. Happy Easter to all TN's friends.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Lasiommata
Species:L. megera

The Wall Brown, Lasiommata megera, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (subfamily Satyrinae). It is widespread in the Palearctic ecozone with a large variety of habitats and a number of generations a year.
Found in North Africa, Europe, Caucasus, Asia Minor, Middle East, West Siberia, North Tian-Shan, Dzhungarsky Alatau, Kazakhstan and Dzhungaria.
Habitats include forest edges and clearings, shrubby areas in ravines and river valleys and sparse woodlands. Also found in montane habitats up to 0�3,000 metres.
The imago flies from April to October in two or three generations dependant on locality and altitude. The larva feeds on grasses in the genera Festuca, Bromus, Deschampsia, Poa, Dactylis and Brachypodium.
"The egg is pale green when first laid, and in shape it is almost spherical, but rather higher than broad ; it is finely ribbed and reticulated, but unless examined through a lens it appears to be quite smooth. The caterpillar when full grown is whitish-green, dotted with white. From the larger of these dots on the back arise greyish bristles ; the three lines on the back (dorsal and sub-dorsal) are whitish, edged with dark green ; the line on the sides (spiracular) is white, fringed with greyish hairs ; anal points green, hairy, extreme tips white. Head larger than the first ring (first thoracic segment), green dotted with white and hairy,jaws marked with brownish.The chrysalis is green, with yellow-tinted white markings on the edge of the wing covers and ridges ; the spots on the body are yellowish, or sometimes white. Occasionally the chrysalids are blackish, with white or yellow points on the body. (South 1906)

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Ciao Luciano, sarà anche casuale, ma l'hai beccata alla grande, dettagli strepitosi per una cattura in volo, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori, bravissimo, buona Pasqua anche da TN, ciao Silvio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-04-19 21:07]

Wow what a catch just the perfect time, it is possible to get at such exciting situation and like that.
Thank you for sharing, beautiful catch.

Luciano ,very nice shot in flight
beautiful colours to
gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-20 3:47]

Hello Luciano,
What a great photo! And what a perfection! Amazing.
Happy Easter,

Hello Luciano

Great macro, fine POV, great focus sharpness and details,
beautiful light, color tones and contrast, TFS


Hello Luciano,
Amazing details, despite that the image was not wanted....I love this rare specie, sometimes in spring I meet it in the woods near my hometown 15 km away...
Happy Easter to you too....

Hello Luciano,
Well captured this sudden changing mode of Wall Brown 🦋. Not perfect, you know. Body part also touches the frame. Keep shooting.
Thanks and regards,

Bonsoir Luciano,

Tu as bien capturé l'atterrissage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon la Mégère. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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