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Lycaena subalpina


Lycaena subalpina
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6656 W: 90 N: 16770] (101906)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-22
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-11 9:19
Viewed: 49
Points: 12
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Lycaena subalpina

Speyer 1851

Nome Volgare: Licena delle Prealpi

Famiglia: Lycaenidae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 13-17

Note: da taluni autori considerata una sottospecie di L. tityrus, ma la femmina in particolare è notevolmente diversa. Sverna come giovane larva. Le uova sono deposte singolarmente sulla pianta nutrice: quando nascono le larve hanno vita solitaria e si impupano direttamente sulla pianta nutrice o nella lettiera.


Maschio: colore bruno scuro attraverso il quale si scorgono tracce di macchie nere, più evidenti le due discali e discocellulari delle anteriori.

Femmina: simile al maschio, ma ali di forma più arrotondata.

Rovescio: colore grigiastro chiaro, con numerose piccole macchie nere contornate di biancastro.

Distribuzione: Alpi.

Habitat: prati del piano montano e cacuminale, da 1100 sino a circa 2500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento in luglio-agosto.

Piante nutrici: Rumex scutatus, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella.

Subalpine Lycaena

Speyer 1851

Common Name: Licena delle Prealpi

Family: Lycaenidae

Front wing length mm. 13-17

Notes: from some authors considered a subspecies of L. tityrus, but the female in particular is remarkably different. Winter as a young larva. The eggs are laid singly on the nurse plant: when the larvae are born they have a solitary life and pupate directly on the nurse plant or in the litter.


Male: dark brown color through which traces of black spots can be seen, the two discal and discocellular of the anterior ones being more evident.

Female: similar to the male, but wings with a more rounded shape.

Reverse: light grayish color, with numerous small black spots surrounded by whitish.

Distribution: Alps.

Habitat: meadows of the mountain and cacuminal plan, from 1100 up to about 2500 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: one with flickering in July-August.

Nursing plants: Rumex scutatus, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6425 W: 89 N: 15572] (65166)
  • [2019-08-11 10:51]

Ciao Silvio,parente stretta della tityrus a quanto pare,cattura difficile un po' scura,ma i dettagli sono davvero eccellenti. Buona serata,Luciano

Excellent shot which distinguishes between the various dark tone in the wings and the zebra-striped antennae.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9519)
  • [2019-08-11 23:09]

Great composition well placed and beautiful colors, nice catch TFS.

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  • Ric Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (146)
  • [2019-08-12 0:14]

Muy bien de luz y enfoque, Buen trabajo.

Silvio this is very nice to see
i love this gr lou

Hi Silvio,

The flowers are helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the Lycaena subalpina butterfly. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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