Lasiommata megera female
|Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR)
|Date Taken: 2014-12-05|
|Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1|
|Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2014-12-09 4:11|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus 1767)|
Common name: Wall Brown
Lasiommata megera is a very common butterfly of cretan fauna. This lovely 'brown' butterfly gets its common name from the habit of resting on walls with its wings open, enjoying the warmth of weak sunlight so that it is able to fly. (In very hot weather the Wall Brown seeks shade.) In practice you are even more likely to come across a Wall Brown resting on the ground, particularly on stony coastal cliff-top paths. It is often one of the earliest species to emerge in spring when it sits in the sunshine absorbing heat from the sun and the rocks. It is usually very alert and hence difficult to approach for photographs.
It has 3-4 generations per year. Flight period is March-December. It overwinters as 3rd stage larva which it completes it development early spring. Wing span is 36-50mm and it can be found from 0-3000 altitudes.Habitats include forest edges and clearings, shrubby areas in ravines and river valleys and sparse woodlands.
Main hosts are many plants of family Poaceae.
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very nice composition with lovely sunlight and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou
A rare specie in my region but lovely. Splendid natural colors.
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Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely butterfly, wonderful colors, finre details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Hello Nikos - Beautiful coloured butterfly. Well captured despite of little bit softness on wing details due to distance, I think. No problem, at least we can cherish the beauty of this splendid Butterfly. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar
- [2014-12-12 13:37]
Hi Nikos,excellent work about this specie very rare in my country,2 excellent pics,the cropped WS needs a bit of sharp in pp.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano