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Coenonympha pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-15 15:06
Viewed: 3078
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Coenonympha

Species: C. pamphilus

The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue, Rough meadow grass Poa trivialis.The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the Meadow Brown and other common members of Satyrinae, the Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.
The Small Heath, like its cousin the Wall Brown, has been in serious decline across much of southern England for reasons unclear, and was accordingly designated as a UK BAP Priority Species (research only) by DEFRA in 2007.

Coenonympha pamphilus.

Descrizione
Piccolo lepidottero (apertura alare di circa 30 mm) dalle ali color giallo-camoscio brillante con bordature grigie marginali. Le ali anteriori presentano sopra un piccolo ocello cieco apicale, che inferiormente si ripete con pupilla e cerchiato di giallo. Le parti inferiori sono fulve anteriormente e con una linea postdiscale marcata; posteriormente, evidenziano marezzature chiare e fascia postdiscale biancastra.

Biologia
Dai bruchi svernanti si hanno, a partire da aprile, i primi sfarfallamenti con una successione di diverse generazioni (anche quattro), che si protrae fino ad ottobre. Il bruco ha tegumento verde su cui spicca una linea medio-dorsale verde scura e una banda biancastra a livello degli stigmi; si nutre di Graminacee dei gen. Poa, Cynosurus, Anthoxanthum, Festuca ecc. Le crisalidi sono sospese.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Con alcune sottospecie il suo areale abbraccia l'Europa, il Nordafrica e l'Asia. La forma presente in Sicilia, ha parti inferiori con disegni brillanti. Comune in estate in tutto il territorio, ove frequenta ambienti aperti e terreni sabbiosi coltivati.

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Ciao Luciano,
sempre colpi da maestro, mi sembrava strano pero' che i miei amici FARFALLARI avessero finito gli scatti sulle loro stupende farfalle.
Mi ero stupito nel vedere Silvio che si dedica a paesaggi (bellissimi), tu ai fiori, ecc.., ma ora sta tornando tutto normale
Ciao e grazie
Vanni

Hi Luciano.
This is such a beautiful specimen from your fresh upload. The details are so good in close framing. Your butterfly shots has always been in top drawer and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Jusni

Hola Luciano

Bella composición de colores, contraste y nitidez. Muy buena ymagen y buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-11-15 21:36]

Cher Luciano

Maintenant, la même technique sur un papillon... le résultat est magnifique. Le papillon est lumineux dans son habit orangé, le contraste est superbe. En plus, la richesse des détails est impressionnante.

Amitiés

Markus

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-15 22:21]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo of this smalle Butterfly, very good colors and sharpness, TFS!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-15 22:39]

Hello Luciano,
A fine close macro of pamphilus.
Excellent sharpness and details and the lighting looks natural. Couldn't be better as a portrait of this common but variable species.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ivan

Hello Luciano,

an nice shot from this butterfly with good pov, sharpness, daof and details.
Fine colours.

Gert

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-16 1:36]

Hello Luciano,
very nice capture of this Small Heath, sharp image with good details, the colours are lovely with good contrast, excellent pov, the wing pattern is captured with fine details,well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano, che gran colpo questa farfalla, più la guardo e più mi rendo conto della qualità del fotografo e eh...eh...eh. dell'obiettivo della Sony. Peccato che la Sony mi sia arrivata tardi perchè non vedo l'ora di provarla sul campo. L'immagine comunque è splendida per dettagli e pulizia del soggetto. Un saluto, Paolo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-16 2:24]

Hello Luciano,
Great sharp detailed photo. Fantastic light and contrasting colours. Taken from a very good POV in an good composition.
Regards,
Peter

Acc! Avevo preparato la stessa per oggi. Beh! fa niente. Mi butto su un'altra. Ala anteriore, corpo e occhi perfetti. L'ala posteriore ha problemi di nitdezza. Ottimo il colore.

Roberto

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-16 5:04]

Hi,
Very good colors and texture, captured well. tfs.
nagraj.v

I wonder how you managed such a clear shot at shutter speed 1/4000 and f-value 7.1, Luciano. Perhaps compulsory flash did it.
Nevertheless, it is a great shot with superb sbarpness and rich colours.
Thanks and regards.
Ram

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-16 5:52]

Hello Luciano,
excellent capture of this butterfly with dark muted background.
Very sharp and very detailed features.
Excellent use of lighting.
Well seen in pleasant view.

Regards,
Foozi

hello Luciano
great details and super sharpness
beautiful colours and nice pose
greeting lou

Hello Luciano,
incredibly nice picture with very, very interesting butterfly. It looks like wearing some cloths.
Have a nice evening

Ciao Luciano, questa è trenta volte più bella della mia povera e malridotta ultima, nitidezza mostruosa e solita tecnica ormai sperimentata, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hi luciano,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and natural colours. Beautiful contrast against the dark BG.
Sami TAMSON

bonjour Luciano
cette photo est d'une excellente qualité, très belle netteté et précisions des détails, j'aime bien son corps poilu mais il aurait peut-être besoin d'un coup de peigne, le fond noir met met le papillon très bien en valeur
bonne nuit et passe un bon WE
Jacqueline

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  • Aleks Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 14] (14)
  • [2010-11-21 2:15]

Nice one Luciano,
I can almost "feel" the texture of the wings.
I might have tried to clone off blade of grass on the left.

Thanks for sharing

Aleks

salut Luciano

encore un excellent travail du Flash pour obtenir
cette magnifique photo, très très belle lumière
du foreground, superbe focus netteté et détails,

TFS

Asbed

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Fadet Commun. La lumière de la fin de l'avant-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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