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Coenonympha pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus
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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: 2013-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-19 10:13
Viewed: 1318
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Domain: Eukaryota

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Genus: Coenonympha

Species: C. pamphilus

The Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus is a butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae, (subfamily Satyrinae, commonly known as "the Browns"). It is widespread in Eurasia and northwestern Africa, preferring drier habitats than other Coenonymphae. The larval host plants are grasses, notably Sheep's Fescue. The butterfly loosely resembles a small Meadow Brown, but the brown colour of the wings appears noticeably paler in flight. Unlike the Meadow Brown and other common members of Satyrinae, the Small Heath is a lateral basker, only ever resting with its wings closed and angled at 90° to the sun.
The larvae have lifespans of varying length, even within the same climate, thus the imagines of one generation may be seen over a long period. The butterfly usually has two, occasionally three, broods and is on the wing from mid May until early October (late June to mid August in colder climates). The insect overwinters in its larval stage.

La Coenonympha pamphilus è una farfalla molto comune in Italia, della famiglia dei Satiridi, che si adatta ad ogni ambiente e può essere avvistata nei prati fino a 2000 m di quota. Le ali di questa farfalla non sono particolarmente colorate, ma come altri lepidotteri presentano delle macchie in grado di ingannare i predatori: pensando che si tratti di occhi, essi attaccano in quella direzione per colpire la testa, che invece è piccola e seminascosta: con gran sorpresa del predatore, la Coenonympha ha tutto l tempo per scappare. Alcune farfalle hanno evoluto addirittura delle "finte teste" vere e proprie all'estremità delle ali!

None comune: Ninfa minore
Lunghezza ala anteriore: 14 -18 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia isole comprese.
Habitat: prati dal piano basale a quello montano e cacuminale sino a circa 2100 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: due, con sfarfallamento in aprile-maggio e luglio- agosto con una terza parziale in ottobre.
Piante nutrici: Poa annua. Poa nemoralis. Cynosurus cristatus. Nardus scricta. Brachipodium sp. Festuca pratensis.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-19 10:27]

Hello Roberto,
Perfectly sharp detailed butterfly in this beautiful macro. Very nice natural colours. Taken from the best POV in an attractive composition. Fine blurry background.
Regards,
Peter

hallo Roberto
super good sharpness nice details and beautiful colours with very good light
thanks greeting lou

Hello Roberto,
Very beautiful picture.You capture butterfly very well.Details and sharpness excellent.Nice POV.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-19 11:15]

Ciao Roby,caduta un pochino nel rosatello,ma forse piu' per la bassa saturazione della foto che per qualche altra diavoleria delle tue in PP..EHEH..dettagli come sempre eccellenti per una specie sempre carina e collaborativa.Buona serata,Luciano

Hi Roberto,
another magnificant photo. Perfect composition. Excellent sharpness. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Ciao Roberto, deliziosa piccoletta su una bella margherita, molto comune, ma quando la qualità è questa sempre un piacere vederla, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗
花朵也很漂亮 構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-19 23:19]

Hi,
Beautiful and very beautiful image...fine composition and details of the lovely species...tfs.
nagraj.v

Luxurious focus you've done in this Small Heath, stunning details, Roberto. Congratulations!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-20 5:40]

Bonjour Roberto,
Un beau souvenir de l'été. Quelle belle lumière tombe sur le papillon. Quant à la marguerite, elle semble un peu surexposée sur mon écran. L'ensemble toutefois est très plaisant.
Amitiés
Anne

Hi Roberto

Classic complimentary pastel colours everywhere especially the rust colour on the butterfly and texture. Nice composition.

Thanks
Himanshu

Another GREAT macro Roberto! The sharpness is impressive. The lighting and the colours are fantastic!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Clear details in this picture is too good...very mild colours and sharpness

great macro captrued..tfs.

karthik

Bella composizione,grande nitidezza è nota esplicativa al top.


Ciao Francesco

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