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Queen of Spain Fritillary


Queen of Spain Fritillary
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RW10 iii
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-06-12 8:51
Viewed: 99
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.

Distribution and habitat
This migratory species is widespread in most of Europe, in North Africa, Canary Islands and in the East Palaearctic ecozone (Central Asia, Himalaya, Baluchistan and Western China). These butterflies live in open areas, in dry lawns, agricultural wastelands and in extensive crops at altitudes between sea level and 2700 m.

Description
Issoria lathonia is a medium-sized butterfly with a wingspan of 38–46 millimetres. The wings show a deep orange-violet background, with rounded black spots arranged in regular rows and suffused with greenish gray in the females. The underside of the hindwings is decorated with large pearly nacreous spots and it is crossed by a postdiscal row of black eyespots with pearly pupils. Some pearly spots also appear at the apex of the forewings.

Source: Wikipedia


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6449 W: 89 N: 15592] (65238)
  • [2019-06-12 11:14]

Hi Peter,beautiful capture of this species very very common in my country too,a small one as i can see,typical of the first generation,excellent sharpness everywhere and a natural orange too. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Peter,
Perfectly composed photo, pin sharp, with great shallow depth of field. Lovely shot! Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Peter,
A lovely colorful specie. Wide spread in my country. The details and focus are excellent as usual. I hope the rainy days will be in the past and the sunny days will help me to find butterfly species.
Marius.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)
  • [2019-06-15 3:54]

Hallo Peter,
This is a very fine capture of a gorgeous butterfly!
Beautiful photo of this butterfly in good sharpness, details and natural colours.
Have a nice weekend,
Seyfi

Ciao Peter, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Peter,
Well captured butterfly after a long gap. Well background and details.
Thanks and regards,
Srikumar

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