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Aricia allous

Aricia allous
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-21
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-07-29 0:23
Viewed: 223
Points: 16
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Aricia allous

Geyer 1837

Nome Volgare: Aricia di montagna

Famiglia: Lycaenidae.

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 22-27

Maschio: colore bruno scuro, con tratto discocellulare nero nelle ali anteriori. Aree lunulari submarginali di colore arancione generalmente assenti nelle ali anteriori e presenti solo in parte nelle ali posteriori.

Rovescio: colore bruno grigiastro chiaro, con serie di spazi submarginali arancio che tendono a unirsi in una fascia continua. Disegno puntiforme nero contornato di bianco. Punti basali delle ali anteriori assenti.

Femmina: Simile al maschio ma con ali più arrotondate.

Distribuzione: Alpi e aree più elevate degli Appennini e della Sicilia.

Habitat: prati e radure dei piani montano e cacuminale, da 600 sino a circa 2400 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una, con sfarfallamento degli adulti in luglio-agosto.

Piante nutrici: Helianthemum nummularium, Geranium sanguineum, Geranium sylvaticum.

Aricia allous

Geyer 1837

Common Name: Aricia di montagna

Family: Lycaenidae.

Front wing length mm. 22-27

Male: dark brown color, with a discocellular black line in the front wings. Orange submarginal lunar areas generally absent in the front wings and only partially present in the hind wings.

Reverse: light grayish brown color, with series of orange submarginal spaces that tend to join in a continuous band. Black pinpoint design surrounded by white. Basal points of the absent fore wings.

Female: Similar to the male but with more rounded wings.

Distribution: Alps and higher areas of the Apennines and Sicily.

Habitat: meadows and clearings of the mountain and cacuminal planes, from 600 up to about 2400 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: one, with flickering of adults in July-August.

Feeding plants: Helianthemum nummularium, Geranium sanguineum, Geranium sylvaticum.

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Once again some of your best collection just an art-image how suppose to be bravo, and do it again SILVIO SORCINI

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-07-29 1:52]


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-07-29 3:23]

An other angle an other view and another beauty, good shot TFS.

Very nice capture my friend.


Hi Silvio,

The insect is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Aricia allous butterfly. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Bella nitidezza e buona composizione.

Well done

Saluti Francesco

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-07-30 4:36]

Ciao Silvio,parte sinistra sfuocata ma il resto è davvero eccellente,altra grande rarita' in questa miniera di montagna di farfalle non comuni. Buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Silvio,
Effective photo, perfect background blur and colors. Left wing is pin sharp, but the right was a bit too closed to the lens, so some details were lost as the focus was rather on the flower. However, looking at the entire image this mistake is not that much distracting.
Kind regards, László

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