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Boloria Selene


Boloria Selene
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm 30exr, Minolta AF 75-300, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-18 12:13
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside orange with black markings. Underside of hindwing with rows of metallic silver spots; postmedian spots small and black.
Life History: Males patrol wet areas for females. Eggs are laid singly near host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves; third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 1/8 inches (3.5 - 5.4 cm).
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola glabella and V. nephrophylla.
Adult Food: Favorite nectar sources are composite flowers, including goldenrod and black-eyed susans.
Habitat: Wet meadows, bogs, marshes.
Range: Holarctic. Central Alaska southeast through Canada south of the taiga; northern United States from central Washington south along Rocky Mountains to northern New Mexico; east to Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland.
Conservation: Not usually of concern, but isolated populations in plains and east of the Cascades should be conserved.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Protect habitat of selected


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-18 14:41]

Salut John,c'est presque parfaite,la nettete' finalement est excellente,une composition tres etrange et tres jolie et une magnifique travail dans une situation et lumiere pas faciles.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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