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Aricia agestis azerbaidzhana

Aricia agestis azerbaidzhana
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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: 2017-08-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-19 9:13
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Aricia
Species:A. agestis azerbaidzhana Obraztsov, 1935 Transcaucasia, Caucaus Major.

Aricia agestis, the brown argus, is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found throughout the Palearctic ecozone north to northern Jutland (Denmark) and east to Siberia and Tian Shan.
Common rock-rose (Helianthemum nummularium) is the favoured food plant on calcareous soils. In other habitats dove's-foot cranesbill (Geranium molle) and common stork's-bill (Erodium cicutarium) are used and possibly other Geranium species as well. Eggs are laid singly on the underside of leaves. The typically slug-like lycid larvae are green with a pale line along each side and always attended by ants. They hibernate as fully-grown larvae and pupate the following spring. There are two broods a year in the southern colonies with adults on the wing in May and June and again in late July till mid-September but further north they are single brooded and fly in June and July.

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Ciao Luciano, oggi siam vicini, ma niente di più facile, che ci siam rimasti quasi solo noi, stavolta ci hai azzeccato, gran bello il posatoio, macro ancora una volta di eccellente qualità, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Collier-de-corail. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-09-19 18:46]

Hello Luciano,
A lovely shot of this beautiful Brown Argus in an eye catching pose. The flower head that it is perched on is very unique looking, almost like a fiddlehead fern with tiny blooms on it. Super sharp focus revealing beautiful colors and very good exposure.

Hello Luciano,
Amazing focus and very nice details of a lovely specie which I do not meet in the wild. Excellent clarity.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-09-20 8:00]

Sorry that I can't express my feeling, it is some thing unique one of its kind and specially the orange dot that makes this more attractive.

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful light in the BG. I like its composition as well as details of butterfly. Exposure looks nice to me. Good picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2017-10-10 10:34]

Hi Luciano
Beautiful picture of this butterfly and interesting plant she is perched on. The lighting is great.


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