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Boloria pales

Boloria pales
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-22
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-01 8:09
Viewed: 285
Points: 10
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Boloria (boloria) pales

Denis & Schiffermüller – 1775

Nome Volgare: Pale

Famiglia: Nymphalidae.

Sottofamiglia: Heliconiinae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 17-22

Descrizione: areale esteso a tutte le Alpi e all’appennino centrale ma distribuzione sporadica e localizzata. Le uova sono deposte singolarmente sulle foglie delle piante nutrici. Sverna come piccola larva. Le larve hanno vita solitaria e si impupano direttamente sulla pianta nutrice.

Maschio: bordo delle ali posteriori leggermente sporgente in corrispondenza della nervatura subcostale. Colore arancio con disegno trasversale nero e serie di macchiette nere submarginali. Sfumatura basale nerastra particolarmente estesa nelle ali posteriori.

Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande e con colore più chiaro.

Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con apice giallognolo e tracce di disegno maculare nero. Posteriori giallo arancio quasi completamente sfumate di rosso ruggine con alcuni spazi bianchi leggermente argentati.

Distribuzione: Alpi e Appennino centrale.

Habitat: prati e pendici del piano montano e cacuminale da 1500 fino a circa 2500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una sola con sfarfallamento degli adulti in luglio-agosto.

Piante nutrici: Viola calcarata, Polygonum viviparum

Boloria (boloria) pales

Denis & Schiffermüller - 1775

Common Name: Pale

Family: Nymphalidae.

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Front wing length mm. 17-22

Description: area extended to all the Alps and to the central Apennines but sporadic and localized distribution. The eggs are laid individually on the leaves of the nursing plants. Winter as a small larva. The larvae have a solitary life and pupate directly on the nurse plant.

Male: slightly protruding hind wings at the subcostal rib. Orange color with black cross pattern and series of submarginal black spots. Blackish basal gradient particularly large in the hind wings.

Female: similar to the male but generally larger and with a lighter color.

Reverse: orange fore-wings with yellowish apex and traces of black macular design. Rear orange yellow almost completely shaded with rust red with some slightly silvery white spaces.

Distribution: Alps and central Apennines.

Habitat: meadows and slopes of the mountain and cacuminal plan from 1500 up to about 2500 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: only one with adults flickering in July-August.

Feeding plants: Viola calcarata, Polygonum viviparum

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-08-01 11:27]

Ciao Silvio,altra bella specie che io non sarei stato in grado di identificare,la luce diagonale da' un bell'effetto 3D ,ottimi anche i dettagli. Buona serata,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-08-01 19:51]

The double happiness, a flower next to the beauty.
Well exposed and composed TSF.

Hi Silvio,

The insect is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Boloria pales butterfly. The light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


All gathered is lovely a very indeed colourful presentation again well done as always SILVIO SORCININ

Hi Silvio,
That's another one of your gorgeous photos. Incredible clarity and perfect depth, sharpness remained perfect even on the right wing, while background is well blurred. Antennae are pin sharp as well. Fantastic playing with lights and shadows, excellent exposure on the butterfly. The yellow flower became a little overexposed, but not being the main compositional element, it's not distracting to the viewer at all. Lovely photo, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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