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Lycaena dispar (2014)


Lycaena dispar  (2014)
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-01 9:24
Viewed: 1054
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ogni anno la incontro ed è sempre una emozione fotografare questa piccola rara meraviglia

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Lycaena

Species: L. dispar


The Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) is a European butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. The British subspecies of this butterfly (dispar) has been extinct for over 144 years (since 1864). Most of our knowledge of its life cycle and ecology comes from studies of the similar subspecies (batavus or batava) found in The Netherlands. The species can be identified by the silvery hindwing undersides, from the large specimens of the related, more common, drier habitat species Lycaena virgaureae and Lycaena hippothoe. This is one of the butterfly species classified as a priority for protection and re-introduction in the UK under its national Biodiversity Action Plan. The species has been in severe decline in Britain due to the great reduction of fen habitat due to expansion of the human population. In the rest of the Western Europe, the draining of wetlands and building and agricultural activity on shallow riverbanks has caused a strong decline. In Eastern Europe, undeveloped riverbanks and deltas are a habitat for the species, though even there it is somewhat threatened due increasing human influence on these areas. There have been several reintroduction attempts to sites in both Britain and Ireland, but these have all ultimately failed. Research is now being conducted to see whether a further attempt is worthwhile in more extensive habitats available in the Norfolk Broads.

Lycaena dispar (HAWORTH, 1803), è una specie di farfalla europea della famiglia Lycaenidae. La specie può essere distinta dalle specie simili Lycaena virgaureae e Lycaena hippothoe, più comuni in habitat più secchi, tramite la colorazione argentea della faccia inferiore delle ali posteriori. Nell'Europa occidentale, la bonifica delle zone umide, la cementificazione e l'attività agricola nelle aree di golena ha causato un forte declino di questa specie. Nell'Europa dell'est, le aree golenali non ancora sviluppate e i delta fluviali costituiscono habitat per questa specie, anche se è comunque minacciata dalla crescente attività dell'uomo in queste aree.


Lunghezza ala anteriore: 15 -21 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Italia settentrionale e centrale.
Habitat: specie igrofila, si rinviene nei prati umidi del piano basale sino a 500 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: tre, con sfarfallamento in aprile - maggio, giugno - luglio e agosto - settembre.
Piante nutrici: Rumex crispus - Rumex obtusifolius

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Hallo Roberto
great sharpness and super good details to see
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Roberto,
Outstanding picture of this beautiful coloured Butterfly.Very good POV with splendid details and light.Nice BG too.
Thanks for shAring,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-05-01 12:17]

This work is a true "cobra112" ... Light, color and high definition. A trademark, which I always admire. Beautiful photography, friend Roberto ...

Hernán Bortondello
ARGENTINA

PD: Forza, ITALY!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-01 15:34]

E' rara per tutti tranne che per te a quanto pare....fantastica cattura,fresca di giornata,con la solita qualita' al top...io intanto continuo a fare festa nei giorni di pioggia e a lavorare col sole,non riesco proprio ad andare a caccia..ehehe...ancora complimenti e buon WE,Luciano

A first rate image of this beautiful butterfly, Roberto.
Thanks snd regards.
Rsm

Ciao Roberto
E 'favoloso, e io sono un po' geloso perché non ho mai incontrato! ;-)
La ringrazio molto per la presentazione di alta qualità.
amicizie
Laurent

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2014-05-02 1:46]

Ciao Roberto,
Outstanding work ! ! Everything are just the way it should be ! What I love more is the clarity of the details ! TFS Tina

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-05-03 0:02]

Hi Roberto,
Fantastic macro shot,gorgeous light and colours
with excellent details and focus. Very good composition
and background are too very nice.
Regards Jiri.

Beautiful Butterfly..

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-05-03 8:46]

Great picture Roberto! What a beautiful butterfly and what an excellent work! I like every thing in the picture. Just perfect! Congratulation. Saludos.

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