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Provençal Short-tailed Blue female


Provençal Short-tailed Blue female
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): European butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-27 14:30
Viewed: 3419
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Cupido alcetas female on Trifolium campestre / Provençal Short-tailed Blue female on Low hop clover / Südlicher Kurzschwänziger Bläuling weibchen auf Acker-Klee / Zuidelijk staartblauwtje op Liggende klaver / L'Azuré de la faucille femelle sûr Trèfle des champs.

The Provençal Short-tailed Blue (Everes alcetas) is a small butterfly that belongs to the family Lycaenidae. First described from Austria as Cupido alcetas by Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg in 1804, it occurs locally in Southern and Central Europe, Turkey, the Urals, Southern Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan. Larvae feed on leaves and inflorescences of various herbaceous plants of the family Fabaceae (such as Coronilla sp., Galega sp., Trifolium sp., Vicia sp.and are myrmecophiles, living in association with ants of the genus Formica. Depending on the location, the species produces two to three generations annually (in May-June, July-August and in warmer regions in late September).

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proven%C3%A7al_Short-tailed_Blue

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Hello Harm.
Great capture with superb definition and details of this wonderful butterfly!
Excellent perspective and colours.
The note is very elucidative also.
Congratulations for marvellous work, and thanks for sharing this beauty!
Regards,
José Roberto

Hi Harm
Very nice photo of this beautiful butterfly. I have never seen this species. I like blured background and diagonal composition. I did a little WS
Best wishes
Krzysztof

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