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Argynnis Adippe

Argynnis Adippe
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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: 2011-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Minolta AF 70-210/F4.0 "Beercan", Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 0:36
Viewed: 2393
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The High Brown Fritillary is a butterfly over which there is much concern due to a decline of over 90% since the 1970s. One cause of decline is believed to be the cessation of woodland coppicing, a practice which opens up new areas of suitable habitat that the butterfly is able to colonise once existing sites have become overgrown.

This butterfly is easily mistaken for a Dark Green Fritillary and the two often fly together, making a positive identification almost impossible unless the butterfly is at rest. The two species are most easily distinguished by their undersides, where the High Brown Fritillary has a row of brown spots between the outer margin and the silver spangles, which are missing in the Dark Green Fritillary. A less-reliable identification guide is that, as its name suggests, the High Brown Fritillary has a predominately brown hue to the underside, whereas the Dark Green Fritillary is predominately green.

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Ciao John, wonderful Argynnis adippe with fantastic bright colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

sharp and perfect macro of the species of butterfly. congrats for sharing.

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