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Boloria Euphosyne

Boloria Euphosyne
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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: 2013-06-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-16 12:57
Viewed: 1729
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.

It is orange with black spots on the upperside of its wing and has a wingspan of 3846 mm. On the underside of the wings there is a row of silver pearly markings along the edge, which give the species its name. It is often confused with the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, but can be distinguished from it by the triangle along its pearl-border (the Small Pearl-bordered has black chevrons) as well as the presence of a single silver spot in the middle of a row of yellow spots. The female has both darker markings and rounder wings than the male. The caterpillars are black with white or yellow spines along their backs.

Like other species of fritillary, the males have special scent glands on their wings so that they can be recognised by females of their own species and therefore find a suitable partner.

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Ciao John, beautiful Boloria euphrosine, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2013-06-16 14:46]

Hi John,not your best pic,the details are not good and looks a bit undersaturated too,nice perspective of this rare fritillary that i never seen in my fields.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello John,
I haven't seen this Pearl-bordered Fritillary in our area.Beautiful colour and POV.Nice to see the green surroundings.
Thanks for showing us this specie,
Kind regards,

Ciao John
蝴蝶照的很有特色 透圖也美麗

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