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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2019-05-10 10:53
Viewed: 277
Points: 10
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BOLORIA DIA - for Luciano

(Dear Luciano, I know you're a big butterfly specialist, if I'm wrong about this specie, please correct me...
In the few days of sunshine I was lucky to meet this specie and I shot some photos...)

In the workshop I post again the first image with open wings.

Boloria dia, the Weaver's fritillary or violet fritillary, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. The name Weaver's fritillary is in honor of Richard Weaver, an English insect dealer who captured this species in the 19th century at Sutton Park, Tamworth. However, B. dia is uncommon in England and the few specimens known from there are thought to be from possibly accidental introductions.

The adult is a small fritillary with typically chequered orange-brown upperside and a submarginal row of triangles and dots. The forewing is 16–17 mm long. The underside of the hindwing has a distinctive purplish band.

B. dia differs from the pearl-bordered fritillary in having a sharp angle to its hindwing (readily seen from underside when perched with wings closed). The similar Titania's fritillary has a less sharply-angled hindwing and only occurs at high altitude.

In Europe the larvae feed on Viola species (Viola odorata, Viola hirta, Viola canina, Viola reichenbachiana, Viola tricolor), and outside Europe on Prunella vulgaris and Rubus idaeus.

B. dia is found in Europe, over the Caucasus up to Mongolia. It is widespread and common across southern France. In Europe it occurs from northern Spain, Italy and Greece to Poland, the Balkans and Turkey. It is not found in Britain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-10 14:48]

Hi Marius,the ID is correct,a great post dedicated to this Boloria dia, a species that i never seen in my fields,so very interesting too. Lucky meeting in your springtime trip,and the pic are the best as possible,lovely collage and great view from above in the WS too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-05-10 19:23]

Wow that's awesome, two different poses exposed more beauty
Nice catch with the details, beautiful catch.

Another great demonstration indeed both picture are excellent by lights and details, and well composed
well done MARIUS SECAN

Excellent butterfly picture, Marius. Perfect background and light.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-05-14 11:14]

Hi Marius
Magnificent presentation of this species.
The sharpness and the DoF are the best, as well as the lighting.


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