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|Here he is, the "Bont zandoogje" in Dutch and "Speckled Wood" in English. It is the PARARGE AEGERIA, and again seen in my back garden!|
Pararge aegeria - Speckled Wood. 32-42mm. The range of this species extends from northern Africa throughout Europe to central Asia. It inhabits open deciduous woods, and oak and beech forests. In the mountains it never occurs above the upper limit of deciduous forest, i.e. approximately 1000m. Annually there are usually two generations of this butterfly: the first flies very early in spring, from March to May, the second from July to September. The species is given to great variation, and forms several distinct geographical races. The nominate ssp. aegeria L., with an orange ground colour to its wings, lives in southern Europe and northern Africa. Central Europe is inhabited by ssp. tircis Btl., known also under the synonym egerides Stgr., whose wings have a light ground colour. The caterpillar lives in summer and in autumn on couch and other grasses. In Europe it is evidently the chrysalis that hibernates.
Text from: A field Guide in Colour to Butterflies and Moths (1982) Ivo Novak. Octopus
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- [2005-09-19 5:36]
Hi Hendrik, nice close up. Good focus, the light is perhaps a bit harsh, but not too bad.
- [2005-09-19 7:01]
What a nice and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! In France its name is "Tircis". Composition, colors and sharpness are very good ! Thanks for sharing Hendrik
A very nice capture here. The sunlight was very bright, but you managed it very well. The back lighting is well done. Beautiful colors with sharp details. Well Done!
I don't have enough time to write a decent comment ;) but the big smiley is, no doubt, well deserved here :)
//Superb shot with perfect framing and good details//
Nicely composed shot. Good POV. Colours are good. Light and exposure are spot on. Nice work. Thanks. :-)
A very nice framed "bontje" Hendrik. The soft glow of the lighting makes this a special photo. POV, sharpness and exposure are spot on. Thanks for posting this one!