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Boloria selene


Boloria selene
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6656 W: 90 N: 16768] (101902)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-19
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-12 22:29
Viewed: 55
Points: 16
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Boloria (clossiana) selene

Denis & Schiffermüller – 1775

Nome Volgare: Selene

Famiglia: Nymphalidae.

Sottofamiglia: Heliconiinae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 18-22

Descrizione: areale esteso a tutte le Alpi ma distribuzione sporadica e localizzata. Le uova sono deposte singolarmente sulle foglie delle piante nutrici. Sverna come piccola larva. Le larve hanno vita solitaria e si impupano direttamente sulla pianta nutrice.

Maschio: colore arancio con nervature nere e disegno maculare nero. Sfumatura basale nerastra nelle ali posteriori.

Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande e con colore più chiaro.

Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con apice giallognolo e disegno maculare nero. Posteriori intensamente sfumate di rosso ruggine. Presente un grosso punto nero entro la cellula. Area basale e fascia discale giallognole frazionate dalla nervature in diversi spazi, alcuni dei quali argentati. Serie di spazi marginali argentati.

Distribuzione: Italia settentrionale

Habitat: specie sciafila, frequenta i margini dei boschi, le radure e i prati acquitrinosi dal piano basale a quello montano fino a circa 1800 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: due con sfarfallamento degli adulti in maggio-giugno e agosto-settembre. Una sola in luglio ad alta quota.

Piante nutrici: Viola canina, Viola reichenbachiana, Viola palustris

Boloria (clossiana) selene

Denis & Schiffermüller - 1775

Common Name: Selene

Family: Nymphalidae.

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Front wing length mm. 18-22

Description: area extended to all the Alps but sporadic and localized distribution. The eggs are laid individually on the leaves of the nursing plants. Winter as a small larva. The larvae have a solitary life and pupate directly on the nurse plant.

Male: orange color with black veins and black macular design. Blackish basal gradient in the hind wings.

Female: similar to the male but generally larger and with a lighter color.

Reverse: orange forewings with yellowish apex and black macular pattern. Hindquarters intensely tinged with rust red. There is a large black dot inside the cell. Basal area and yellowish disc band divided by ribs in different spaces, some of them silver. Series of marginal silver spaces.

Distribution: Northern Italy

Habitat: sciafila species, it frequents the margins of woods, clearings and marshy meadows from the basal plane to the mountain one up to about 1800 meters s.l.m.
Annual generations: two with adult flicker in May-June and August-September. Only one in July at high altitude.

Feeding plants: Viola canina, Viola reichenbachiana, Viola palustris

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Butterfly around the sun....a great POV
What an excellent BG and colourful ambience well done SILVIO SORCINI

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
  • [2019-08-13 14:56]

Ciao Silvio,magnifica composizione decentrata con dettagli allucinanti,altra specie che mi manca,colori brillantissimi. Buona giornata,Luciano

Hi Silvio,

The flowers are helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the Boloria selene butterfly. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Hi Silvio,
Pretty and effective shot with great depth of field + composition. Nice summer colors as well. Impressive!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9513)
  • [2019-08-14 17:19]

Beautiful placement nice exposure and exciting colors, an excellent job TFS.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 433] (8445)
  • [2019-08-15 2:24]

beautiful..

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 1 N: 530] (5755)
  • [2019-08-18 10:46]

Una bella foto de esta especie!
Thanks for sharing it.
Saludos.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 2 N: 140] (1437)
  • [2019-08-18 15:20]

Ciao Silvio
Bonita mariposa contra un fondo borroso muy favorable a la composición.

Saludos

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