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Issoria lathonia

Issoria lathonia
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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: 2019-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-06-12 15:43
Viewed: 232
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to dedicate the photo to Peter who inspired me to post the same species next to his photo.

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 Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer. It is a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Heat-dependent, this species is found breeding on the hottest places of the foodplants of the larvae (prefers Viola tricolor and Viola arvensis). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.
The eggs of this species are laid on the Wild Pansy ( Viola tricolor).


La latonia è un piccolo ninfalide dalla colorazione marrone chiaro a sisegni neri simile a molte altre specie della stessa famiglia. Più caratteristiche sono invece le grandi macchie argentate presenti nella pagina inferiore. E' una ottima volatrice e la si può osservare dal livello del mare fino ad oltre 2000 metri di quota.

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Hello Lucino,
As I see the Queen Of Spain, is back with excellent colors. Exceptional details and colors.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-06-13 1:55]

Me appreciate your dedication to the friend,
As usual perfect and crisp sharp shot
Like this, TFS.

Ciao Luciano, sempre un bel vedere la Latonia, anche se preferisco l'altro lato, splendida nitidezza, magnifici colori e bei dettagli, gran macro, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi Luciano,
A little bit worn specimen, although it's not the photographer's fault, of course. Nice shot. Might be a little darker / slightly more underexposured IMHO, however, the whole image looks like the sharp butterfly's resting on a flat glass, and all the greenery are below the glass sheet. Nice dedication to Peter, whose work inspire all of us. Great photo, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Luciano,
Another beautiful photo of this Queen of Spain. Perfect background and composition.
Keep shooting,

Bonjour Luciano,

Les fleurs cadrent bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Petit nacré. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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