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|Picture no. 3 in the series on the genus Erebia|
(Nympalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini, Erebiina):
- Erebia aethiops
German: Waldteufel, Mohrenfalter
English: Scotch Argus
Erebia aethiops is a species which is not restricted to high mountains but usually can occur between about 300 to 1500 m. It is distributed in Middle and East Europe and also in Scotland. Eastwards it extends to West-Siberia.
Wing span: about 40mm.
Larval foodplants: many different species of grass.
German Alps, Wettersteingebirge, about 1100 m.
- Natural light, cloudy
- no wind
- ISO 400
* Warren B.C.S. (1936) Monograph of the genus Erebia. - British Museum Natural History, London.
* D'Abrera B (1990) Butterflies of the Holarctic Region. Part I. Papilionidae, Pieridae, Danaidae & Satyridae (Partim). - Hill House, Black Rock.
* Tolman T. & Lewington R. (1998) Die Tagfalter Europas und Nordwestafrikas. - Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart.
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- [2009-08-26 9:41]
Great capture, the colors are lovely, good POV,BG!
The colors and the sharpness is wonderful.
- [2009-08-26 11:03]
Although in BG are visible overexposed patches the butterfly look very nicely perfect spread wings, good sharpness and colours.
- [2009-08-26 11:14]
Excellent details and natural colors
- [2009-08-27 1:18]
The details and texture on the wings are superbly captured. tfs.
Excellent diagonal composition
Great sharpness, details and DOF
Ciao Peter. Fantastic diagonal pose in vivid natural colours and stunning details. Best regards.