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Boloria Eunomia

Boloria Eunomia
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-06 2:19
Viewed: 1031
Points: 6
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Bog Fritillary
Boloria eunomia (Esper, 1800)

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Identification: Upperside orange-brown to tan with dark markings. Underside of hindwing orange with light nonmetallic bands; postmedian row spots are white bordered with black.

Wing Span: 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 inches (3.2 - 4.5 cm).

Life History: Males patrol in wet areas for females. Eggs are laid in groups of 2-4 under host plant leaves, which the caterpillars eat. Third- and fourth-stage caterpillars overwinter.

Flight: One brood from June-August.

Caterpillar Hosts: Willow (Salix), alpine smartweed (Polygonum viviparum), and violets (Viola).

Adult Food: Nectar from flowers including Labrador tea and goldenrod.

Habitat: Bogs, moist tundra, willow seeps.

Range: Alaska and most of Canada south to the bordering United States including northern Maine and the northern Great Lakes region; south in the Rocky Mountains to Colorado.

Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.

NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Management Needs: None reported.

Taxonomy Notes:

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照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 背後的一片綠意是清涼 非常的搭配
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello John-Beautiful butterfly.Well captured.Nice colour and sharpness.I like its natural habitat.Good work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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