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Gonepteryx rhamni


Gonepteryx rhamni
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16808] (102059)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-06-02
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-06-02 7:10
Viewed: 127
Points: 16
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Gonepteryx rhamni

Linnaeus 1758

Nome Volgare: Cedronella

Famiglia: Pieridae

Sottofamiglia: Coliadinae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 27 - 33

Descrizione: La cedronella è una delle farfalle più precoci in quanto sverna allo stato di adulto, protetta nelle cavità naturali: i primi individui volano già in febbraio; i naturalisti vedono in questo un segno sicuro che l’inverno è terminato. È una farfalla diffusa e comune della zona Paleartica.

Maschio: Apice delle anteriori decisamente falcato. Presente una piccola sporgenza a punta nelle posteriori in corrispondenza della prima nervatura cubitale. Anteriori di colore giallo chiaro e posteriori giallo leggermente verdognolo. Piccole macchie discocellulari arancio in entrambe le ali.

Femmina: simile al maschio, ma colore bianco azzurrognolo

Pupa: sospesa o cinturata e termina anteriormente con una prominenza.

Distribuzione: dal Nordafrica ed Europa occidentale attraverso la Russia fino alla Siberia e al Giappone, in Italia ovunque

Habitat: margine dei boschi, radure e cespuglietti dal livello del mare al piano montano e cacuminale, sino ad oltre 2000 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: due, in giugno-luglio e agosto-settembre

Piante nutrici: Rhamnus catharticus, Rhamnus alaternus, Frangola alnus
















Gonepteryx rhamni

Linnaeus 1758

Vulgar name: Cedronella

Family: Pieridae

Subfamily: Coliadinae

Front wing length mm. 27 - 33

Description: Cedronella is one of the earliest butterflies as it winters in the adult state, protected in natural cavities: the first individuals fly already in February; the naturalists see in this a sure sign that the winter is over. It is a common and widespread butterfly of the Palearctic area.

Male: Apex of the decidedly falcated foreheads. There is a small pointed protrusion in the posterior at the first cubital rib. Front light yellow and rear slightly yellowish green. Small orange discocellular spots in both wings.

Female: similar to the male, but bluish white color

Pupa: suspended or strapped and ends at the front with a prominence.

Distribution: from North Africa and Western Europe through Russia to Siberia and Japan, in Italy everywhere

Habitat: margin of the woods, clearings and bushes from the sea level to the mountain and cacuminal plain, up to over 2000 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: two, in June-July and August-September

Nourishing plants: Rhamnus catharticus, Rhamnus alaternus, Frangola alnus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 89 N: 15640] (65417)
  • [2019-06-02 7:16]

Ciao Silvio,fresca di giornata e con dettagli raffinatissimi,beccata a Marzo e poi sparita,il giallo col viola è sempre una combinazione vincente. Buona serata,Luciano

Good afternoon Silvio
This is another one of your excellent wild life images soso interesting...it looks like the leaves of a tree it is really amazing..."compromising of the nature"....! BRAVO SILVIO SORCINI

ciao Silvio
une magnifique prise, belle présentation de ce papillon "citron"
De très belles couleurs, bonne netteté.
Bonne soirée
Roland

Hello Silvio,
Very nice image with this interesting specie. I like the details of the wings.
Marius.

Hi Silvio,

The flowers are framing well the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the flowers and of the Gonepteryx rhamni butterfly. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-06-05 10:05]

Hello Silvio,
Excellent photo of this butterfly in beautiful natural colors and great sharpness and details. Nice composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Silvio
Not colorful but a great worker, useful to Nature.
Good sharpness and DoF.

Regards

Hello Silvio,
Well captured this butterfly. Perfect exposure and colors. Left side OOF branch bit disturbing, otherwise we'll presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

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