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Large peacock of night, Saturnia Pyri

Large peacock of night, Saturnia Pyri
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 45] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Insects, Trees
Camera: Canon A80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-05 16:30
Viewed: 5344
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
June 3, 2006
La Vacquerie-et-Saint-Martin-de-Castries 340317 34520
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.783 3.450 712 m

Butterfly, Large Peacock of night, Le Grand Paon de Nuit (Fr)
Saturnia pyri

the Large Peacock of night belongs to the order of Lépidoptères, family of Saturnii-dae. It is the largest butterfly of Europe, rare in France. Resulting from a caterpillar of a beautiful green apple constellated with points turquoise blue.
One finds these caterpillars in summer, and the butterflies from March to June. the Large Peacock of night can measure up to 15 cm of scale. Its squat and hairy body is brown reddish, its large brown wings are bordered of gray, decorated pink reasons, with in their center a round spot, evoking an eye. The large peacock of night lives in wood lights, the undergrowth and the orchards of southernmost Europe and the South of average Europe. The males have antennas more developed much than the female.

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