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Wild Meadow 2: Lepidoptera

Wild Meadow 2: Lepidoptera
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-07 10:30
Viewed: 3983
Points: 34
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Photo: 1. Lycaena phlaeas – 2. Lasiommata megera – 3. Polyommatus icarus – 4. Aglais urticae – 5. Araschnia levana – 6. Aphantopus hyperantus – 7. Melanargia galathea – 8. Pieris brassicae – 9. Maniola jurtina.

2008 was not a good year for butterflies and moths. Many species are threatened by the disappearance of their host plants and by the intensive agriculture. A wild meadow can be a shelter for butterflies.
On the wild meadow I visited from April to September 2008 (See my previous post about the different species of plants of this meadow), I took photos of 15 species of butterflies and about 10 of moths (I still must identify some of them). See the temporary list below. I hope to see more species next year.

2008 n’était pas une bonne année pour les papillons (de jour ou de nuit). De nombreuses espèces sont menacées par la disparition de leurs plantes-hôtes et par l’agriculture intensive. Une prairie sauvage est un véritable refuge pour les papillons.
Dans la prairie sauvage que j’ai fréquentée d’avril à septembre 2008 (voir mon post précédent sur les différentes espèces de plantes de cette prairie), j’ai photographié 15 espèces de papillons diurnes et près de 10 autres espèces de lépidoptères (je dois encore en identifier quelques-unes). Voir liste incomplète ci-dessous. J’espère en voir davantage l’année 2009.

List (not complete) of Lepidoptera seen on this meadow in 2008 :
Aglais urticae
Aphantopus hyperantus
Araschnia levana
Arctia caja
Autographa gamma
Carcharodus alceae
Lasiommata megera
Lycaena phlaeas
Maniola jurtina
Melanargia galathea
Pararge aegeria
Pieris brassicae
Pieris rapae
Polyommatus icarus
Polygonia c-album
Pyrausta purpuralis
Pyronia titbonus
Scotopteryx chenopodiata
Thymelicus sylvestris
Vanessa atalanta
Zygaena filipendula

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-01-07 10:36]

Hi Catherine. Pure beauty each one taken with fine detail and bright colours. You have presented this so well. They are all so good i can not chose which one i like best. very well done and nice to see on a dull winters day. TFS

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-07 10:36]

CatherineD, very nice species and presentation

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-01-07 10:45]

Witaj Catherine,
przepiękna kolekcja motyli. Wśród nich moje ulubione Lycaenidae.
Dobrze jest wiedzieć, ze nie tylko ja mam motylki w głowie;-)))
Zdjęcia są najwyższej jakości i zasługują na dobre oceny. Z przyjemnością daję ci za nie " smile" :-)))
Pozdrawiam ( regards ) i dziękuję ( TFS )

Hello Catherine.
This post is like the front of a reference book..The quality of the images singly is outstanding..and as a group..Fantastic..Your note is exemplary.
All the Best

Hallo Catherine
I have seen your beautiful collage of the wild flowers a few days ago. Time was not on my side then and the moment past, and here you present another stunning collage with a selection of lovely butterflies. Each individual photograph is a beauty on its own and a feast to the eye. The colours are beautiful and your presentation is done with pride and that special female touch. Your input together is valuable to the site and much appreciated. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-07 11:19]

Dans ces jours j'ai eu quelqu'un qui a souligne' mes efforts dans le froid pour faire mes dernieres photos....mais je pense a combien des heurs,des jours et de km dans les pelouses ont occouris pour faire une collage comme le tienne...c'est exceptionel,et mes complimnts aussi pour les notes excellentes!!Bon Jeudi,Luciano

bien belle planche de papillons, Catherine
Bonne idée de faire ça

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-07 12:19]
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Hello Catherine!

Great collage, pure beauty of summer meadow in hard times of winter. Very colorfull presentation with many interesting species. Number two is my favourite. I hope will see moths soon!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-01-07 12:25]

Hello Catherine,
Wow, I didn't know there was a follow-up on your meadow! This is a really wonderful presentation too! I love the way you've put all these superb captures together! Lovely colours too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-07 12:30]

Hello Catherine,
Fantastic collage. Each of the images are little jewels. All of them are of a great quality. Beautiful composition.

Maravilloso conjunto Catherine. Todas las especies son de gran belleza y muy bien captadas. La distribución que hiciste en el cuadro muy acertada. Un bello trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

superbe composition....this collage dedicated
of beautiful species of lepidoptera is a great work!!
compliments Catherine

best sERGIO

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-07 20:59]

Hallo Catherine,

Butterflies are such beautiful insects and you have shown them nicely. The images are very sharp and the colors strong and vivid. Puting all images together you have got a very nice colage bringing in memory the nice summer days.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-07 23:57]

hi catherine,
fine collection of beautiful butterflies, nice colors and details, my favorite is no 5, so cute. hope you will see and capture many more beauties in next season. tfs.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-01-08 0:56]

Hello Catherine,
excellent collage with great pictures.
Very well done.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-08 9:35]

Hi Catherine,
Beautiful collage.Each frame is crisp clear and well composed.My favr. is number 5:)Excellent work!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Catherine
Beautiful serie. Great collage. All photos are great but I like the most the L. phleas, A. urticae and P. brassicae. Very good job

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-09 12:58]

Hi Catherine,
a brilliant collage of superb butterfly photos.
The colours leap out of the screen :-)
Very good detail.
Superb composition.

Very well done,

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