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Side view for Marius

Side view for Marius
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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: 2019-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-09 12:11
Viewed: 216
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marius told me, commenting on my last photo, that he preferred the lateral POV of this species, which best shows the beauty of its wings, so I thought I'd please him.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. didyma

The Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found primarily in Southern and Central Europe.
The wingspan is 35-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on various plants, including Linaria, Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea jacea and Digitalis purpurea.

Questo ninfalide ricorda molto la Melitaea Athalia, dalla quale differisce oltre che per le minori dimensioni, anche per alcuni disegni quali le lunule subeguali sul margine dell'ala anteriore e , inferiormente, per il disegno discale arancione dell'ala posteriore che appare del tutto aperto, ossia non racchiude alcun elemento giallo.

Compare a maggio e presenta due o tre generazioni. Il bruco, che ha come piante nutrici piantaggini, veroniche, linaiole e artemisie, è biancastro con tratti neri; dorsalmente, due linee di macchie arancioni con escrescenze bianco-grigiastre. Quelli dell'ultima generazione svernano per impuparsi in primavera: gli adulti sfarfalleranno dopo quindici giorni.

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Hello Luciano,
Thanks for this dedication. Of course it is an image just as successful as the first one.
I like this species because it has particularly contrasting colors and exquisite nuances.
Thanks for sharing....

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-05-09 19:44]

An unexpected pose, naturally the trunk be sucking nectar but here it is out, beautiful color and nice shot.
T F S.

Ciao Luciano, in effetti un bel lato B, ottimi dettagli, splendida nitidezza e magnifici colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture with good details. Like exposure on white petals too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

Another great pov by stunning compositions some more excellent BG well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

Bonjour Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Mélitée orangée. L'image est claire et précise. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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