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Melitaea phoebe


Melitaea phoebe
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6385 W: 89 N: 15531] (64990)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-28 14:21
Viewed: 88
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An unfortunate butterfly, born a few days ago but which has already fought violently to survive ..

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. phoebe

The Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, except the Northernmost locations. It used to include Melitaea telona, recently revalidated as a distinct cryptic species.
The wingspan is 34-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Plantago and Centaurea species (including Centaurea jacea).

MELITAEA PHOEBE

Dimensioni: apertura alare 45-50 mm. Descrizione: dorso delle ali di colore arancione-giallo con reticolato di linee e fasce nere molto variabili. Rovescio bianco crema con fascia submarginale, dell'ala posteriore, gialla con macchie arancioni. Molto simile a Melitaea cinxia, si distingue per l'assenza di macchie nere sulla parte superiore dell'ala posteriore. Distribuzione e habitat: diffusa in tutta l'Italia continentale e Sicilia in ambienti fioriti dal limite fino a 1500-2000 metri di quota. Le larve si sviluppano su Centaurea e Plantago. Periodo di attività: gli adulti si possono osservare da aprile a ottobre.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 12 N: 89] (9423)
  • [2019-04-28 19:45]

Very colorful and charming, hard luck that about the right wing that demaged.
Good enlighten shot and well exposed, TFS.

Hello Luciano,
Nice image of butterfly with a very good quality.
Regards,
Biswarup

Ciao Luciano,
sfortunatamente questa farfalla è piccola e fragile. Ma la tua foto è nitida con molti dettagli.
Saluti dalla Germania,
Roland

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-29 3:13]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this damaged butterfly. Beautiful colors with a good DOF.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Luciano,
Nice specie, very good details. Sometimes they are violent damaged by the wind or cars.
Marius.

Ciao Luciano, un po' tanto malconcia, ma al solito macro di gran classe, magnifici colori, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 2 N: 140] (1421)
  • [2019-05-05 14:17]

Hi Luciano
Beautiful and still flying, despite the damaged wing.
I have seen some butterflies with similar pattern in my country.

Tfs

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met l'insecte en évidence. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails du papillon Mélitée des centaurées. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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