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Maniola Jurtina


Maniola Jurtina
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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: 2015-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-21 10:20
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Tribe: Satyrini

Subtribe: Maniolina

Genus: Maniola

Species: M. jurtina

The Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) is a butterfly found in European meadows, where its larvae feed on grasses, such as Sheep's Fescue.
Similar species are Gatekeeper (which prefers to rest with its wings open) and Small Heath (which is smaller).
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.
A variable number of smaller eyespots are usually found on the hindwing undersides. These may number up to 12 per individual butterfly, with up to 6 on each wing. The factors that govern polymorphism in this trait are not resolved, although a number of theories have been proposed (Stevens 2005). On the other hand, the evolutionary significance of the upperwing eyespots is more obvious: The more active males have a markedly more cryptic upperside pattern, whereas the females have more often opportunity to present their eyespots in a sudden display of colors and patterns that presumably make neophobic predators hesitate so that the butterfly has better chances of escaping.

MANIOLA JURTINA

Per il terzo anno consecutivo,la mia zona è stata invasa da migliaia di Maniole,ho fatto tantissime foto e penso che una rara con le ali aperte sia la migliore da mostrare.

Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus 1758)
Descrizione
Lepidottero di medie dimensioni caratterizzato dalla livrea marrone-scuro e con sulle ali anteriori un ocello preapicale con pupilla, presente anche sulla pagina inferiore ove spicca sul colore di fondo ocra. Le ali posteriori presentano, di sotto, una colorazione giallo-grigia più uniforme nel maschio, marcata, nella femmina, da una fascia postdiscale chiara contenente una serie di puntini scuri.
Biologia
La larva svernante riprende all'inizio dell'estate la sua attività compiendo subito dopo la metamorfosi. Generalmente un'unica generazione con sfarfallamenti che si protraggono per tutta l'estate fino ad ottobre. Il bruco ha tegumento verde-giallastro dorsalmente, più scuro ventralmente, con i fianchi percorsi da una linea biancastra sotto gli stigmi. Testa verde-bluastra. Conduce attività notturna nutrendosi di Graminacee (Poa, Agrostis, Bromus ecc.).
Distribuzione ed ecologia
Con alcune sottospecie copre un vasto areale che dalle isole Canarie si estende all'Asia Minore e all'Iran. In Europa si spinge fino alla Scandinavia. Presente ovunque in Italia (subsp. hispulla), dalla pianura ai 1500 m.
Specie comune nel territorio, ove frequenta ambienti assolati e campagne coltivate.

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Ciao Luciano,

Interessante il punto di vista di questa foto con un bel sfondo dietro questa nittida farfalla.

un bel colpo.
Saluti Francesco

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-21 14:00]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice photo of this butterfly ..
Good composition with sharp details.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Ciao Luciano, gran bella e ben ambientata, ma da me anche quest'anno sono un incubo, me le ritrovo da tutte le parti, compimenti, hai trasformato una vecchia comune farfalla in una star, gran macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-22 2:25]

Hello Luciano,
Nice shot! A very pleasing composition, lovely POV and BG. Great texture, DOF, and details as well.
Excellent note,Very well done.Sigi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-22 2:30]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp detailed picture of this butterfly taken from a very good POV in a fine composition.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful butterfly... well captured. Nice sharpness as well as details. I like its placement.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-06-22 10:21]

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this Meadow Brown. Amazing colors, compo are just perfect
and excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-06-22 11:26]

Ciao Luciano

A perfect image of meadow brown in a very nice composition as usual.

Rgds

Nikos

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2015-06-22 11:29]

Hi Luciano,
I like this shot of a rather worn butterfly beautifully framed in its landscape. This is the sort of shot that is almost impossible with a large sensor SLR camera, but the small sensor cameras are jsut perfect fot this sort of presentation. Nicely visualised and well executed - thank you.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-06-22 12:07]

Hi Luciano
Lovely "tatty" looking gatekeeper capture, .. like the perch, a wild flower I ever admired; .. well controlled light as usual; ..

best regards,
nuri :)

bonsoir Luciano
ce papillon est parfaitement photographié avec des details très précis,
excellent effet 3D et couleurs très naturelles
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

Hello Luciano

You have choose a very beautiful POV and the framing you give
to show this beautiful butterfly in its environment, TFS

Asbed

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