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Maniola jurtina female

Maniola jurtina female
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-18 0:49
Viewed: 1454
Points: 12
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Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae
Common name : Meadow brown

Meadow brown is a very common butterfly of Cretan fauna. It is a univoltine species and adults emerge over a long period (spring, summer, autumn). Some individuals have a short larval development time and produce late adults. It is called r strategy in order to survive.

There is marked sexual dimorphism in this species. Males are less colorful, with smaller eyespots and much reduced orange areas on the upper forewings. They are also much more active and range far about, while females fly less and often may not away from the area where they grew up. This in post is a female.

Recorded larval foodplants include rough meadow grass Poa trivialis, smooth meadow grass Poa pratensis, Festuca spp., bents Agrostis spp., and cock's-foot Dactylis glomerata, false brome Brachypodium sylvaticum, downy oat-grass and Helictotrichon pubescens. Less specific records of Poa, Bromus, Festuca, Milium, Brachypodium, Lolium, Avena, Alopecurus, Anthoxanthum.

Adults are nectar- feeding on a wide spectrum of plants including Centaurea , Cirsium, Leontodon, Erica, Rubus, Heracleum, Eupatorium, (sensu lato) Origanum, Senecio, Scabiosa, Succisa, Ligustrum, Filipendula....(Source: Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-18 8:44]

Hi Nikos,the most common specie of my fields in a nice decentralized capture,you lost some details on the right but the centre is very very sharp.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-18 9:52]

Hi Nikos,
Another nice macro,this time beautiful butterfly. Excellent sharpness details
and amazing colors with nice background.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Nikos
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos, great view of lovely butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-04-20 23:06]

Hi Nikos
Beautiful butterfly, perhaps too close to the edge of the frame.
The background has a rare appearance but is not distracting.
The sharpness is quite good as well as the light.

Kind regards

Hello Nikos,
Beautiful butterfly. Well captured. Hind portion got soft and butterfly too close to border of right side and too much place for front, in my view. Otherwise nice color and perfect BG.
Thanks and have a nice WE,

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