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Pontia edusa


Pontia edusa
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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: 2011-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-18 8:10
Viewed: 1907
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Introduction: There are, apparently, two species of Bath White in Europe and N Africa - Pontia daplidice and Pontia edusa. The differences appear to be biochemical. So to all intents and purposes the species are impossible to separate except in the high tech laboratory. Both species will be treated as one here.
Distribution: Most of Europe, migrating northwards into S UK (very rare), N Germany and S Scandinavia. Migrating individuals from the south presumable reinforce existing populations further north.
The split between daplidice and edusa occurs roughly along the eastern border of France. To the west is daplidice, to the east is edusa. North Africa hosts daplidice. Often common but can crop up just about anywhere as singletons.
Identification: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Superficially similar to the Dappled Whites, Euchloe species plus the other Bath Whites. Follow this link for the to the Pontia species.
Flight time: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Flies from the beginning of spring (e.g. March in S Europe, later further north) until late summer and becoming more frequent as the year progresses.
Habitat: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: Can appear just in about any open grassy or flowery place. Typically around bare ground with the foodplant Reseda sp. (e.g. Weld, Mignonette). Bare ground could be stony or rocky places or disturbed ground around cultivated areas or roadsides. Also takes various Brassicaceae (Cabbages).
Behaviour: As for Bath White Pontia daplidice: This is a very strong flier. It is usually seen flying very rapidly and directly across usually dry places with grass or stones. It is attracted to flowers but only stays briefly before flying on. In the morning though it can be found warming up on rocks in the sun when close approach is easiest.
In flight it can be separated with with 90% certainty from the Dappled Whites - not sufficient for recording purposes but a good indication. This species flies with shorter, faster wing beats and the wings appear more pointed when in flight than the Dappled Whites.


Pontia edusa (Fabricius 1777).
Famiglia PIERIDI
Ali anteriori 21-24 mm
Farfalla di medie dimensioni, la cui livrea ricorda molto quella delle cavolaie. superiormente bianca con disegni neri all'angolo anteriore e netta macchia sul limitare della cellula. Le ali posteriori si presentano con macchie estese di colore verde scuro che si lasciano intravedere per trasparenza. La sua posizione sistematica è stata rivista solo recentemente, per cui in alcuni testi è possibile ritrovarla sotto il vecchio binomio di Pontia daplidice.
Dalle crisalidi svernanti emergono larve che prediligono Crucifere (genere Sinapis ed altri) e Resedacee. I bruchi si riconoscono per la colorazione di fondo bluastra sulla quale fanno spicco strisce longitudinali gialle. Gli adulti compaiono in marzo inoltrato e da questo periodo in poi si succedono due o più generazioni a seconda delle condizioni climatiche.
La specie è presente in tutta Italia, dalla pianura fino ai 1500 m.

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Hi Luciano,

Well just another superb image here today my friend, good detailed sharpness supported by these lovely colours, splendid exposure with the use of fill in flash, fabulous work here Luciano, congratulations and well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

Ciao Luciano, grande, non ho altri aggettivi per descrivere questo scatto, un'altra spettacolare immagine con dettagli perfetti. Un saluto, Paolo

Hi Luciano,
Another sharp image of the butterfly, superb sharpness details, excellent composition, impressive work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

Hello Luciano,
Great shot again, with lovely natural colors and very good composition. Perfect focus and excellent details.
Superb contrast against the green background.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hi Luciano,
great photo of this beautiful butterfly. I like these colours. Excellent point of view. Also very nice background.
Have a nice evening Luciano,
Maciek

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-18 8:59]

Hi Luciano.
Excellent photo of this ineresting Butterfly species, Pontia edusa, very good sharp and colorful details, useful presentation, TFS!

Un'altra foto da manuale!
POV ,colori,definizione,composizione:tutto OK!!!
Fabrizio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-05-18 9:31]

Ciao Luciano,
Excellent capture of edusa in the closed wing pose while feeding. Technically superb and the use of flash was just right to provide a dark BG without the night-time effect and the right exposure of the butterfly that contrasts nicely with the BG. Excellent composition too.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

Ciao Luciano,
splendida macro di Pontia edusa, straordinaria nitidezza come sempre e ben gestito il contrasto dei colori, composizione molto bella nel tuo più classico stile
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful macro shot taken from a great POV to show the closed wings with excellent sharpness and details. Excellent composition and contrasting BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Luciano. Grr..avrei potuto essere li.... ma conosci il contrattempo. Lavoro di fino pe la P. edusa in grande stacco contro lo sfondo di cui hai l'esclusiva. Ottimi i colori e la gestione dei bianchi.

Roberto

The usual high quality butterfly shot with great focus and nice colors, you set such a good standard for flutterby shots

TFS
J

hello Luciano
super good shot with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Another Beautiful photo Luciano. The POV, the composition, the BG, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Excellent photo,the butterfly is set off beautifully. regards yiannis

Hi Luciano,

Excellent shot
Perfect sharp details, beautifull colors, Lovely composition and good POV makes this a BEAUTY

TFS Thijs

Ciao Luciano
Bravo pour cette belle prise.
Je n'ai pas réussi à le prendre ne photo cette année, mais bon... patience
en attendant
merci Amitiés
Laurent

Ciao Luciano,
Senza dubbio un altro scatto nel quale si nota la tua inconfondibile mano.
Nitidezza e composizione stupende, bellissimi i colori.
Complimenti
Manuel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-18 12:33]

Hello Luciano.
Beautiful capture, well composed shot with fine pov, well saturated colours, short dof has resulted in lovely bg, sharp image with excellent details.Best regards Siggi

Excelente luz y magníficos colores. Genial Luciano !

Un abrazo.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-18 13:28]

Hi Luciano,
Very elegant capture with beautiful lighting and colors.Excellent shaprness and very good POV.
have a nice night!
Dûrzan

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-18 13:45]

Hello Luciano
Superb photo in great quality. Perfection all over. What a beauty!
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Luciano, bella Pontia edusa in gran contrasto conm lo sfondo scuro, ottima nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, bravo, buona notte Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-19 2:29]

Hi,
Beautiful species sucking nectar from the flower, good capture. tfs.
nagraj.v

bellissima farfalla, ottimi dettagli e colori , complimenti Luciano !

ciao e buona giornata,

tino

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-05-19 5:21]

Adoro le farfalle riprese in questo modo!
Bravissimo Luciano, questo foto è uno spettacolo.
Perfetta in ogni dettaglio.
Complimenti...non so più cosa dire :))
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Luciano,

another nice image by yoy taken with good pov and aharpness.
Fine colors.

Gert

Hello Luciano,
Awesome composition, bright butterfly looks fantastic on dark background! Perfect sharp!
regards
Lucja

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-20 3:37]

Hello Luciano,
another lovely butterfly well shown in a nice and unique pattern on its wings. Exciting pose, with the proboscis going into the flowers.
Well captured at the best moment.

Regards,
Foozi

Salut Luciano

Très belle photo en macro de ce papillon, avec un excellent travail du Flash,
excellent contraste, superbe focus netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

Bonsoir Luciano,

La fleur cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon marbré vert oriental. la lumière de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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