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Inachis io

Inachis io
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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: 2009-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-25 14:08
Viewed: 2646
Points: 32
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Ultima prima delle vacanze. Buona estate a tutti e a presto

My last post before holiday. Soon.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked) Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Inachis

Species: I. io

The European peacock caterpillar (Inachis io), more commonly known simply as the peacock caterpillar, is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe and Asia. It is the only member of the genus Inachis which is sometimes included in Nymphalis. It should not be confused or classified with the "American peacocks" in the genus Anartia; these are not close relatives of the present species. The peacock butterfly is resident in much of its range, often wintering in buildings or trees. It therefore often appears quite early in spring.The butterfly hibernates over winter before laying its eggs in early spring, in batches of up to 500 at a time. The caterpillars, which are shiny black with six rows of barbed spikes and a series of white dots on each segment, hatch after about a week and feed on nettles and hops.
The adult butterflies drink nectar from a wide variety of flowering plants, including buddleia, sallows, dandelions, wild marjoram, danewort, hemp agrimony, and clover; they also utilize tree sap and rotten fruit.The Peacock can be found in woods, fields, meadows, pastures, parks, and gardens, and from lowlands up to 8,200 feet elevation. It is a relatively common butterfly seen in many European parks and gardens.

Inachis io

Distribuita in gran parte dell'Europa, da 0 a 2500m d'altitudine.

Descrizione: ali anteriore e posteriore superiori con grandi "occhi" bianchi e blu, colore dominante è il rosso o marrone rossiccio per l'ala posteriore.
Vola generalmente tra giugno e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-07-25 14:51]

Slav Roberto,
Ggreat capture.Nice colors,sharpness and perfect background.Thanks for sharing.

Buone vacanze, Roberto ci vediamo presto e ti serviranno le ali della tua splendida Inachis dai fantastici colori per sfuggire alla giusta vendetta, dammi uno squillo quando sei a Spoleto, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto,

A fantastic capture with brilliant colors, sharpness & details. Well done & TFS.



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-07-25 22:35]

Ciao Roberto,
A nice capture of I. io in an unusual pose that hides the eye-markings on the hind-wings. Excellent sharpness and BG and a pleasing composition.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-07-25 22:49]

Hello Roberto,
This butterfly is so wonderful ! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good ! Congratulations and thanks for sharing this beauty.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Roberto
Voici un papillon que je n'ai jamais vu en bon état.
merci pour cette splendide pose, aux teintes bien naturelles

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-07-26 6:46]

well composed, beautiful peacock with great colors. tfs.

Hello Roberto
Superb shot of this European Peacock, very good presentation, great sharp details and amazing colors and luminosity
I wishe you wonderful Vacation

This is a work of art, Roberto!Very well done, my friend!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-26 13:01]

Hello Roberto
Wonderful capture with vivid colors and excellent details

Very clear, sharp & very well focused too.
Good work.
Mario from Calgary, Alberta, Canada wishing you CONGRATULATIONS.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2009-07-26 22:04]

ciao ancora Roberto,
nella macro hai già raggiunto il livello dei nostri amici Silvio e Luciano, io sono ancora al punto di partenza, bellissima anche questa foto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-28 7:57]

Hi Roberto,
an excellent beauty you showed. The two big eyes on the wings are really exciting. the glowing colours is so lovely and pretty.


Hi Roberto
Pretty look picture...I like colors and patten on the wings...Have a nice holiday.

Ciao Roberto,
Beautiful image, it's really interesting to see this b-fly species with a bit hidden lower wings. Composition is OK, so are colors and sharpness. An outstanding shot, amico.
Have a nice holiday, friendly regards from Hungary, László (Ladislao)

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-08-23 13:39]

hi Roberto,
Well capture with vivid colors and excellent details.
Best regards

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