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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: 2019-05-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-24 13:23
Viewed: 185
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Courting scenes for this pair of Melitaea phoebe, but the female does not want to know, raising her body to signal that she has already been fertilized.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. phoebe

The Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, except the Northernmost locations. It used to include Melitaea telona, recently revalidated as a distinct cryptic species.
The wingspan is 34-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Plantago and Centaurea species (including Centaurea jacea).


Dimensioni: apertura alare 45-50 mm. Descrizione: dorso delle ali di colore arancione-giallo con reticolato di linee e fasce nere molto variabili. Rovescio bianco crema con fascia submarginale, dell'ala posteriore, gialla con macchie arancioni. Molto simile a Melitaea cinxia, si distingue per l'assenza di macchie nere sulla parte superiore dell'ala posteriore. Distribuzione e habitat: diffusa in tutta l'Italia continentale e Sicilia in ambienti fioriti dal limite fino a 1500-2000 metri di quota. Le larve si sviluppano su Centaurea e Plantago. Periodo di attività: gli adulti si possono osservare da aprile a ottobre.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-05-24 16:12]

Beautiful, the NOTE defines the situation
Crisp sharp and well exposed
Nice catch, TFS.

hallo Luciano
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

He;;p Luciano,
Interesting details and note. Focus, colors and composition are excellent.

Hi Luciano,
Excellent shot and useful note. The male's wings are a little worn, not surprisingly the female didn't want anything from him... The lady and the redkneck. ☻ Great capture, made me smiling. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Luciano, quando a una nun gne va num gne va, poi lei è giovvencella, lui è vecchietto e spompato peggio di me, graziosa scena, macro al solito di gran qualità, bravissimo, buona Domenica, piovosa, tanto per cambiare, dalle mie parti, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

Les insectes sont bien placés dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des papillons Mélitée des centaurées. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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