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Argynnis adippe male


Argynnis adippe male
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-22 4:35
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Points: 40
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English:

Class: Insecta; Order: Lepidoptera; Family: Nymphalidae; Genus: Argynnis; Species: Argynnis adippe

The High Brown Fritillary is a butterfly over which there is much concern due to a decline of over 90% since the 1970s. One cause of decline is believed to be the cessation of woodland coppicing, a practice which opens up new areas of suitable habitat that the butterfly is able to colonise once existing sites have become overgrown. This butterfly is easily mistaken for a Dark Green Fritillary and the two often fly together, making a positive identification almost impossible unless the butterfly is at rest. The two species are most easily distinguished by their undersides, where the High Brown Fritillary has a row of brown spots between the outer margin and the silver spangles, which are missing in the Dark Green Fritillary. A less-reliable identification guide is that, as its name suggests, the High Brown Fritillary has a predominately brown hue to the underside, whereas the Dark Green Fritillary is predominately green.
Distribution:
This butterfly is confined to sites in Cumbria, the Malvern Hills on the Welsh border and the south west of England.
Annual cycle:
Adults emerge in the second half of June on southern sites, peaking in early July, but may not appear until early July further north, peaking a little later in mid-July. There is a single generation each year.
Habitat:
This butterfly can be found in suitably-managed woodland, although they soon disappear should the site become too overgrown, with no suitably-warm undergrowth remaining for egg-laying and larval development. The butterfly is also found on rough grassland, including grassland found on the edges of woods where there is sufficient light to promote growth of the violets. This species can also be found on limestone pavement, such as the colonies around Morecambe Bay, where violets grow between the cracks.

Source: UK Butterflies

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Deutsch:

Klasse: Insekten; Ordnung: Schmetterlinge; Familie: Edelfalter; Gattung: Argynnis; Art: Feuriger Perlmutterfalter

Der Feurige Perlmutterfalter (Argynnis adippe) ist ein Schmetterling (Tagfalter) aus der Familie der Edelfalter (Nymphalidae). Er wird in der deutschsprachigen Literatur auch als Adippe-Perlmutterfalter, Feuriger Perlmuttfalter, Feuriger Waldhügelland-Perlmutterfalter, Märzveilchenfalter, Märzveilchen-Perlmutterfalter und Hundsveilchen-Perlmutterfalter bezeichnet.
Merkmale:
Die Falter erreichen eine Flügelspannweite von 40 bis 45 Millimetern. Die Flügeloberseiten sind wie bei vielen Perlmutterfaltern orange gefärbt und haben eine schwarze Musterung. Die Männchen tragen auf der Oberseite der Vorderflügel an den Adern Cu1 und Cu2 gut erkennbare Duftschuppenstreifen und auf den Hinterflügeln einen Haarkamm auf der Radialader. Auf der orangen Unterseite der Hinterflügel sind neben einigen fein schwarz gerandeten Perlmutterflecken kleine weiße Flecken, die braun gerandet sind, in der Postdiskalregion charakteristisch. Diese fehlen dem ähnlichen Großen Perlmutterfalter (Argynnis aglaja). Am Außenrand befindet sich eine Reihe, größerer Perlmutterflecken. Diese Flecken sind an der nach innen gerichteten Seite leicht spitz zulaufend und bräunlich gerandet. Die Raupen haben eine gräuliche Grundfarbe. Am Rücken verläuft eine breite schwarze Längsbinde, die zwischen jedem Segment unterbrochen ist. Dies unterscheidet die Tiere von den ähnlichen Raupen des Mittleren Perlmutterfalters (Argynnis niobe). Innerhalb der Binde verläuft genau in der Mitte des Rückens eine feine, ebenfalls unterbrochene helle Linie. Die Kopfkapsel ist ebenso, wie die zahlreichen verästelten Dornen am Körper braun gefärbt.
Vorkommen:
Die Tiere kommen von Nordwestafrika über nahezu ganz Europa über das gemäßigte Asien, östlich bis nach Japan vor. Sie fehlen nördlich des Polarkreises, auf großen Teilen der Britischen Inseln und auf den meisten Mittelmeerinseln. Man findet sie in trockenen, grasigen und bebuschten Gebieten und an Rändern und Lichtungen lockerer Wälder. Verbuschung macht ihnen, im Gegensatz zum Großen Perlmutterfalter nichts aus.
Lebensweise:
Die Imagines saugen Nektar an Korbblütlern und Disteln und sind insbesondere am Waldrand in Gruppen zu finden.
Flug- und Raupenzeiten:
Die Falter fliegen in einer Generation von Mitte Juni bis August. Die Raupen findet man ab August und nach der Überwinterung bis Juni.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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Hallo Helmut
Wow this butterfly looks as it is on fire. The vivid reddish colour is absolutely striking and you have captured it beautifully! Thanks for sharing this lovely macro that stands out so well on the thumbnail and even better on a full sized image. Best regards.
Anna

Ciao Helmut. Perfect sharp and details. Intrigant diagonal posture for the butterfly. Maybe bit oversatured.

Roberto

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-22 5:28]

Hello Helmut,
Superb picture of this butterfly with vivid colour. Very good POV, DOF and focus. Superb composition. Very good light and great colours.Best regards Siggi

Hi Helmut,

Very nice capture of this beautiful Butterfly my friend, wonderful saturated colours, superb sharpness with great clarity, good out of focus background that lends to the strength to the composition, splendid work Helmut and well done,
Best rgards,

Pauly.

Hi Helmut,
A very nice butterfly, wonderful vivid colours, and you have captured it so well, very good details sharpness, good depth of field, point of view and composition are also very good,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Superb photo with rich colours and good detail. regards yiannis

Helmut,
You did it again my friend. Great colours, sharpness and BG.
Regards,
Carl

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-22 7:39]

Hello Helmut,
A very impressive capture of adippe resting with the wings open. The POV is excellent and taken with fine sharpness, DOF and saturated colours in a pleasing composition with a fine OOF natural BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
Ivan

hello Helmut
very good composition with great details and beautiful colours
very nice BG to
thanks greeting lou

Hello Helmut
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-22 8:48]

Hi Helmut,maybe the saturation is over the limits,but it's a very nice solution to create a beautiful catch-eye,great sharpness and the best wings position to see the magnificent design of the wings.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hallo Helmut,
Wonderful shot. Superb colours and sharp details. Perfect focus and lighting and a great BG. Very nicely composed too.
Jurek

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-22 10:21]

Hello Helmut,
Another great photo. Excellent saturated (oversaturated?) colours and sharp details. Good DOF and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Helmut, this is an excellent shot of this Fritillary. Beautiful color anr sharpness. Great bokeh. Have a great weekend, Bill

Hello Helmut,
Nice image with a lovely butterfly.
The colors, clarity, details and contrast are excellent.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-23 0:42]

Hello Helmut,
It's very good view, saturated colours,exact sharpness, very good spread wings with pattern visible very well.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Helmut,
a very beautiful macro shot of this marvellous butterfly, very good sharpness and colours well saturated, excellent point of view and composition
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

Hi Helmut,

The flower is helping to frame the butterfly. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the Argynnis adippe butterfly. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Helmut,
I need repeat, Great work my friend!... Great POV and imnpressive color level.
Well done
TFS
Regards
Jesús

Hallo Helmut,
schöne klare Darstellung von Argynnis adippe in tief gesättigten Farben, die gut verdeutlichen, warum dieser eindrucksvolle Perlmutterfalter sich auch als "Feuriger Perlmutterfalter" in der Literatur findet.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen aus Wien, wo auch ich heute diesem eher seltenen Falter auf einer Wanderung durch den Wienerwald mehrfach begegnet bin.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,
Peter Stoeckl

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