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Lasiommata megera


Lasiommata megera
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6515 W: 89 N: 15622] (65349)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-09-11 9:11
Viewed: 162
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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Bonsoir Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Lasiommata megera. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 332 W: 12 N: 90] (9702)
  • [2019-09-12 3:10]

Well informing NOTE also the sharpness and contrast, well placed and nicely composed. TFS.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2019-09-12 4:42]

Hi Luciano
Beautiful picture of this beautiful butterfly. I've always liked the drawings she has on her wings. I could also see it this spring. Let's see if I can share it one day.
Congratulations and greetings.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 0 N: 434] (8591)
  • [2019-09-12 23:53]

beautiful..

Hello Luciano,
Well captured this Wall Brown butterfly. Like eye level shot here. Perfect background and composition. Details looks good too. Good work..
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

Hi Luciano,
This is very nice. Although a common species, the photo's unique due to the proper flash usage helping the natural lights. :-) Perfect details and lovely composition. Spectacular shot!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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