|Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat)
|Date Taken: 2017-07-25|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-08-15 14:24|
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|The dark side of the beautiful Peacock butterfly.|
Species: Aglais io
The European peacock caterpillar (Aglais io), more commonly known simply as the peacock caterpillar, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis which is sometimes included in Nymphalis. It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.The butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit.The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.
La Aglais Io è distribuita in gran parte dell'Europa, da 0 a 2500m d'altitudine.
Descrizione: ali anteriore e posteriore superiori con grandi "occhi" bianchi e blu, colore dominante è il rosso o marrone rossiccio per l'ala posteriore.
Vola generalmente tra marzo e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.
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- [2017-08-15 18:19]
Hard to believe this is the reverse side of the beautiful European Peacock butterfly. It would be perfectly camouflaged against the bark of a tree. Awesome detail and just the right amount of exposure. It almost appears to have a 3D look.
Excellent capture with a nice specie. Perfect focus, details and clarity.
It is a high quality image. A great luck to catch it from a close range which such superb light and magnificent details.
Ciao Luciano, bello e dettagliatissimo il lato oscuro della Inachis, comune ma una delle più belle, di solito mostrata ad ali aperte per i suoi sfavillanti colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
This is a beautiful photo. Excellent focus and angle.
Congratulations! Its never easy to get so close.
une magnifique macro, bonne netteté et bons détails,
Bonne composition dans une belle gamme de couleurs
You are wildlife lovers as well
You did an amazing job of snapping this crispy shot to the point i thought i saw a standing piece of wood.
It is such a fantastic camouflage which is why i believe Darwin's theory of evolution
Awesome texture on the underwing and the goose-bump on the furs
Marvelous moment and great work!
Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Paon du jour. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.