Queen of Spain Fritillary
|Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ)
|Date Taken: 2019-04-12|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RW10 iii|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2019-06-12 8:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.|
Distribution and habitat
This migratory species is widespread in most of Europe, in North Africa, Canary Islands and in the East Palaearctic ecozone (Central Asia, Himalaya, Baluchistan and Western China). These butterflies live in open areas, in dry lawns, agricultural wastelands and in extensive crops at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m.
Issoria lathonia is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 38–46 millimetres. The wings show a deep orange-violet background, with rounded black spots arranged in regular rows and suffused with greenish gray in the females. The underside of the hindwings is decorated with large pearly nacreous spots and it is crossed by a postdiscal row of black eyespots with pearly pupils. Some pearly spots also appear at the apex of the forewings.
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- [2019-06-12 11:14]
Hi Peter,beautiful capture of this species very very common in my country too,a small one as i can see,typical of the first generation,excellent sharpness everywhere and a natural orange too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Perfectly composed photo, pin sharp, with great shallow depth of field. Lovely shot! Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László
A lovely colorful specie. Wide spread in my country. The details and focus are excellent as usual. I hope the rainy days will be in the past and the sunny days will help me to find butterfly species.
- [2019-06-15 3:54]
This is a very fine capture of a gorgeous butterfly!
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,
Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Well captured butterfly after a long gap. Well background and details.
Thanks and regards,