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Argynnis aglaja


Argynnis aglaja
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6685 W: 90 N: 16804] (102041)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-25
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-08 2:51
Viewed: 86
Points: 14
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Argynnis aglaja

Linnaeus, 1758

Nome Volgare: Aglaia

Famiglia: Nymphalidae.

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 23-32

Descrizione: diffusa in tutta Europa in piccole colonie anche a basse altitudini, anche se in Italia è più comune sopra i 1000 metri. Sulla pagina inferiore delle ali posteriori presenta, come quasi tutte le farfalle del suo genus, delle brillanti macchie argentee molto caratteristiche. E' una buona volatrice e non è difficile vedere il maschio mentre "pattuglia" velocemente l'area prescelta.

Maschio: colore arancio con sfumatura basale nerastra più o meno estesa e disegno maculare nero. Presenti tratti androconiali di colore nero lungo le due nervature cubitali e l'anale delle ali anteriori.

Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con apici giallastri e disegno maculare nero. Posteriori di colore giallastro ampiamente sfumato di verde nella porzione basale e discale, con diverse serie trasversali di spazi ovali argentei. Presente una fascia gialla submarginale priva di macchie.

Femmina: Simile al maschio ma priva di androconi e generalmente più grande.

Distribuzione: Tutta Italia esclusa la Sardegna e l'isola d'Elba.

Habitat: Margini dei boschi, prati e radure dal piano basale a quello montano e cacuminale fino a oltre 2500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: Una sola con sfarfallamento degli adulti in giugno-luglio.

Piante nutrici: Viola tricolor L.


Argynnis aglaja

Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name: Aglaia

Family: Nymphalidae.

Front wing length mm. 23-32

Description: widespread throughout Europe in small colonies even at low altitudes, although in Italy it is more common above 1000 meters. On the underside of the hind wings it presents, like almost all the butterflies of its genus, very bright silvery spots. She is a good flyer and it is not difficult to see the male while "patrolling" the chosen area quickly.

Male: orange color with a more or less extended basal shade of black and a black macular pattern. There are black androconial tracts along the two large ribs and the anal of the front wings.

Reverse: orange forewing with yellowish tips and black macular pattern. Posterior yellowish hues broadly tinged with green in the basal and discal portion, with several transverse sets of silvery oval spaces. Present a yellow submarginal band free of spots.

Female: Similar to the male but without androcons and generally larger.

Distribution: All of Italy excluding Sardinia and the island of Elba.

Habitat: Wood margins, meadows and clearings from the basal plane to the mountain and cacuminal level up to over 2500 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: Only one with adults fluttering in June-July.

Feeding plants: Viola tricolor L.

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Silvio this is very good
i like this sharpness composition gr lou

Hi Silvio,

The insect is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Argynnis aglaja butterfly. The light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Ciao Silvio,
Ottima nitidezza, bel fiorellino viola.

Buona serata

Francesco

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2019-08-08 10:48]

Ciao Silvio,questa l'ho vista solo in Grecia tanti anni fa,grande macro,ma con questi soggetti bellie grossi tutto diventa piu' facile.Buona serata,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 332 W: 12 N: 90] (9724)
  • [2019-08-08 17:27]

Same my friend told me about that when the trunk is inside there is a chance to catch it, well placed and nice expose TFS.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 434] (8603)
  • [2019-08-08 23:22]

beautiful..

Hi Silvio,
Very nice shot, the butterfly and the flower are both tack sharp. It's a pity there was a grass-blade between your lens and the b-fly, without that the photo would be even more effective. Anyway, except for this, a nice shot.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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