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Erebia tyndarus

Erebia tyndarus
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax Optio 550
Exposure: f/4.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies 7, Butterflies of Switzerland, Schmetterlinge Schweiz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-08 2:13
Viewed: 4124
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For Batu... thankyou, Peter, for the identification.
Although not exactly from the Italian Alps, I am sure the butterflies need no passports to pop across the border into Switzerland.
I think this is E. epiphron, but that is where I am hoping Peter can be more definitive. The pictures were taken in high alpine moorland above Zermatt, with a fine view of the Matterhorn behind me. Some explanation of the differing lustre on the forewings would be interesting, too.

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Hello Allan,
Nice capture of this erebia pair.
I think it is Erebia tyndrus - Swiss Brassy Ringlet.
TFS Harm

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-12-08 5:06]

Hello Alan,
thank you for dedicating these well captured Erebia-specimens to me. Harm is right! The specimens shown are females of Erebia tyndarus. In Valais, only this species of the tyndarus-group occurs. In Switzerland, you can find the very similar Erebia nivalis and also Erebia cassioides. Nevertheless, this is clearly E. tyndarus.
Thanks again and best wishes,

Hello Alan,
Beautiful shot. Both butterflies are in good focus and well composed. Interesting to read your note and species confirmation by two experts. Very well done and tfs.

hello alan,
nice dedication for peter, i liked the upper one more for better focus and sharpness, nice pov, sharp image,
tfs & regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-09 5:02]

Hello Alan,
Excellent presentation of these two beautiful Alpine butterflies, both nicely in focus and displaying fine details and colours.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-09 6:34]

Hello Alan
What an interesting and excellent capture of these two females of tyndarus! It is curious how one of them shows perfectly iridescence in its wings and not the other, probably an effect due to the light that hits differently upon them (one of them seems to be a bit more tilted than the other).
Excellent job.

hi alan,
nice capture of this butterfly. tfs.

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