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Polyommatus coridon


Polyommatus coridon
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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: 2014-08-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/6.4, 1/450 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 9:09
Viewed: 931
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The Chalkhill Blue occurs on calcareous soil in dry and flower-rich places with a short vegetation. They seem to prefer sheltered places. Sometimes, populations can be extremely large which is especially obvious in the late afternoon when the butterflies come together to roost. Hundreds of butterflies can be seen, their heads pointing downwards into the vegetation, wings upright, the light-coloured underwings gleaming in the evening sun. Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis comosa) is its only foodplant, the female laying her eggs on the leaves. The eggs hibernate. The caterpillars are attended by ants of the genera Myrmica, Lasius, Formica, Plagiolepis, Tetramorium, Aphaenogaster and Tapinoma. The Chalkhill Blue pupates in the litter layer. It usually only has one generation a year. Habitats: dry calcareous grasslands and steppes (35%), dry siliceous grasslands (13%), mesophile grasslands (13%), heath and scrub (5%), alpine and subalpine grasslands (5%), broad-leaved deciduous forests (5%).

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Ciao John, great macro of lovely polyomarus coridin with open wings, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John-Beautiful Butterfly.Well captured even it harsh Sunlight.I like its colour.Nice sharpness.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Time-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2014-08-03 13:31]

Salut John,une espece tres rare et jamais vue chez moi,un peu surexposee' et avec les meilleurs details sur les fleurs.Belle semaine et merci,Luciano

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