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Leptotes pirithous


Leptotes pirithous
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 10:48
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Leptotes
Species: L. pirithous

Leptotes pirithous is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found from southern Europe to the Himalayas and in most of Africa. Its common names are Lang's Short-tailed Blue and Common Zebra Blue
The wingspan is 21–29 mm for males and 24–30 mm for females. The butterfly flies from February to October depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Fabaceae, Rosaceae and Plumbaginaceae species, including Plumbago capensis, Indigofera, Rynchosia, Vigna, Burkea, Mundulea, Melilotus, Crataegus, Quercus suber, Medicago sativa, Trifolium alexandrium, Arachis hypogaea, Lythrum, Calluna, Genista, Dorycnium, Lythrum salicaria, Calluna vulgaris, Onobrychis viciifolia, Ulex and Melilotus alba.

Leptotes pirithous.

Leptotes pirithous è una farfalla della famiglia Lycaenidae.
La superficie dorsale delle ali è di colore blu violaceo nei maschi, bruno grigiastro con macchie violacee nella femmina. La superficie ventrale è in entrambi i sessi di colore biancastro, con macchie brune disposte secondo un disegno geometrico complesso. Le ali posteriori, che hanno una esile coda in corrispondenza della seconda nervatura cubitale, presentano due caratteristiche macchie nere contornate di verde e di arancio.
Può essere confusa con le seguenti specie: Lampides boeticus e Cacyreus marshalli.
E' presente in Africa del Nord, Europa meridionale e Asia minore.
In Italia è abbastanza comune in tutte le regioni, isole comprese.
Tra le specie vegetali preferite dalle larve ci sono diverse specie di Fabaceae (Melilotus officinalis, Melilotus alba), Lythraceae (Lythrum salicaria), Polygonaceaee (Polygonum aviculare), Plumbaginaceae (Plumbago spp.), Ericaceae (Calluna vulgaris).

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Bentornato! Ottimo scatto per la peste dei gerani. Dettaglio e nitidezza super con bellissimi. Se chiedevi a mia non na ne te faceva fotografare un migliaio sui suoi gerani...ah ah!!

Roberto

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture of this butterfly.Nice presentation.Like its sharpness with attractive colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
Srikumar

Hello Luciano,
Nice capture with fine details and taken from an interesting PoV.TFS.
Regards,
Joy

Ciao Luciano, bentornato, grazie di avermi fatto la spia sulla padella gigante di Roberto, stasera abbiam fatto il trenino, se ci fossimo messi d'accordo non sarebbe uscita così bene, gran acro della piccoletta greca, magnifica luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

YOU ARE IN GREECE??
i mis you on TN but now i see this picture
and you are on holliday?
i like this fresh picture with the super sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-22 13:35]

Hello Luciano.
A wonderful close up of this beatiful butterfly in nice position.Nice colors and perfect sharpness.Very well composed.TFS.Regards Siggi

Hello Luciano,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
我更喜歡花朵 非常有質感 和立體感
這紫色看起來好美啊
使構圖很美麗 背景深遂
最近好嗎 好久沒見到你了 一切還好吧 問候你
STONE

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-23 0:00]

Excellent picture Luciano. The sharpness is super, the detail of the flower and butterfly are so real! Very natural color too. Congratulation. Saludos.

Hi Luciano,
Wonderful macro of a lovely butterfly on a beautiful flower! Excellent POV, DOF, composition, and coloration. Very well done, my friend, and thanks and regards!
John

Bom dia Luciano
A Greek beauty? Great capture my Friend.Elegant composition,fantastic colours and sharp details.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best wishes
J.Diogo

Hello Luciano
Very well composed picture.
sharpness and colour is superb.
best wishes,
samiran

Despite the difficult POV a beautiful photo Luciano! Very good composition, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness. The DOF is impressive!
Regards,
Christodoulos

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-23 12:13]

Bonsoir Luciano,
Tu étais donc parti en Grèce:-)- Et ta récolte a été bonne? Une belle image aux couleurs subtiles, le brun des ailes du papillon et la délicate couleur de la fleur se marient à perfection. Bon cadrage vertical aussi. Et nous attendons la suite...
Amitiés
Anne

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-09-24 9:06]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice close up ..
Excellent details, nice natural colors, beautiful composition and POV, great pose of the butterfly. .
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Pacio...ta set prope un picio
te se anda' fin in Grecia par futugrafa' una pirotus tuta da travers,ma va a ciapa' i ratt "

sERGIO

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