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Inachis ancora Inachis


Inachis ancora Inachis
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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: 2010-04-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 12:53
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Scusate ancora Inachis, ne ho troppe che volano nel mio hard disk

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked) Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Inachis

Species: I. io

The European peacock caterpillar (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the peacock caterpillar, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis which is sometimes included in Nymphalis. It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.The butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit.The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

Ordine: Lepidoptera
Famiglia: Nymphalidae
Genere: Inachis
Specie: Inachis io (L.)
Nome comune: Vanessa io, Occhio di pavone
Apertura alare: 5,5 – 6 cm

La famiglia dei ninfalidi, comprende un numero cospicuo di specie (circa una settantina in tutta Europa) tutte con la caratteristica di essere molto vistose. Le zampe anteriormente sono ridotte, ma, esclusivamente negli esemplari maschili sono simili a spazzole. Per alcune specie la struttura delle zampe anteriori č quasi l’unico carattere che permette di distinguerne il sesso. Presentano antenne clavate.
Molti ninfalidi, tra cui la Vanessa io (Inachis io), vanno in ibernazione allo stadio adulto, nascondendosi in angoli bui durante l’inverno in accordo con la caratteristica di avere la parte inferiore molto scura.
L’Inachis io presenta una livrea molto elegante, la parte superiore, molto vistosa, presenta le cosi dette “macchie ocellate” utilizzate per distogliere l’attenzione dal corpo da parte di eventuali predatori, mentre inferiormente č bruno scuro con delle linee nero violacee utile per la mimetizzazione.

Il bruco č nero, spinoso con dei puntini bianchi. Lo sviluppo avviene su specie nutrici quali l’ortica (Urtica dioica L.) e il Luppolo (Humulus lupulus L.). Lo sfarfallamento avviene tra giugno e luglio.
Si trova in giardini e prati.
La specie č comune in tutta Italia isole comprese, dalla pianura ai 2500 m. La distribuzione va dall’Europa, Asia temperata sino in Giappone.

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hello Silvio

beautifully composed butterfly photo with very fine POV, DOF
and the appropriate vertical framing, superb focus sharpness
and details, beautiful luminosity, very beautiful warm colour
tones of the butterfly, TFS

Asbed

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-08 13:00]

Hello Silvio,
Wonderful shot of the Peacock. Lovely colours and sharp details. Lighting, focus, POV and BG are perfect. A classical pose presentation. Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-08 13:01]

Hello Silvio,
Fantastic sharp detailed butterfly in great composition. Superb clarity and bright colours.
Regards,
Peter

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-04-08 13:50]

Ciao Silvio,
Another beautiful macro from you with an excellent butterfly.Great sharpness and splendid colors.TFS.
Best regards,
Dűrzan

Hola Silvio,
Usted tiene suerte de tener su disco duro lleno de estas hermosas mariposas, es un plńacer mirar esta perfectamente retratada, sobre ese "mantel de encaje" que le hacen esas hermosas flores. Hermoso trabajo el suyo caro amigo!
Jesús

ciao Silvio
my dream species on board of TN again, with your amazing beautiful macro shot. you greatly captured it on beautiful white flowers. splendid colors and exposure. sharpness of focus, POV, vertical composition wonderful. nicely presented with good informative notes. thanks for sharing this beauty, my friend. best regards and have a good night
Ahmet

Ciao Silvio. Stagione un po' indietro a quanto pare. Ma qualcosa a comincia a svolazzare. Perfetta per dettaglio e DOF la farfalla qui con i bellissimi colori. Luciano ti avrebbe detto che hai bruciato i fiori in primo piano..... io no...eh!

Roberto

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-08 20:25]

Hi Silvio,
Splendid photo of these Butterfly, great colors and very good composition too!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-09 5:12]

HI silvio,
excellent big eyes well shown and you have emphasize the colours very well.
Very nice contrast of the wings on the white flowers.
Beautiful composition.

regards,
Foozi

Hello Silvio,
Lovely image with great colours and nice composition.
Amazind sharpness and details.
Wonderful capture.
Marius.

Hi Silvo,
WOW, your butterflies are all stunningly beautiful. Very well done and tfs.
Regards
Natley
Mamagolo2

Ciao Silvio
stupenda questa foto, colori fantastici, ottima nitidezza e POV.
Sei un Maestro
Ciao Vanni

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-09 17:06]
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Hi Silvio,

A beautiful Peacock and an even more beautiful picture. The butterfly is stunning against the pretty white flowers. The textures, the details of the lovely wing markings and the outstanding colors are quite a sight. I love the diagonal composition.

Jane

Bouna sera Silvio,
Your butterflies collection is magnificent, and I found this one very unique in it's red color's and the camouflage "eyes" outstanding.
Regards
ike

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