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Pieris napi


Pieris napi
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K5, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1, Digital ISO 160
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 18:56
Viewed: 2736
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Pieris
Species: P. napi
Binomial name: Pieris napi

The Green-veined White (Pieris napi) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family.

Appearance and distribution

A circumboreal species widespread across Europe and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent, Japan and the Maghreb and North America (Many authors consider the Mustard White of North America to be conspecific with napi or consider napi to be a superspecies. It is found in meadows, hedgerows and woodland glades but not as often in gardens and parks like its close relatives the Large and Small Whites, for which it is often mistaken. Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one. The veins on wings of the female are usually more heavily marked. The underside hindwings are pale yellow with the veins highlighted by black scales giving a greenish tint, hence Green-veined White. Unlike these two butterflies it rarely chooses garden cabbages to lay its eggs on, preferring wild crucifers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-veined_White

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great background makes the butterfly brilliantly looking. good colors. thanks for sharing.

Exxcellent composition with blue flowers and good background and clarity. regards yiannis

Hello Thijs,
Excellent capture of a lovely butterfly surrounded by nice flowers.
Amazing details and very good focus as usual.
Very good clarity and light.
Marius.

Hi Thijs , the composition with all those diffused flowers in the BG is pleasing ! How are butterfly parks in NL doing now :-) I Miss them :=(

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