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Boloria euphrosyne

Boloria euphrosyne
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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: 2014-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Alpha 58, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, SanDisk Extreme 8GB
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-23 5:11
Viewed: 1168
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It is orange with black spots on the upper side of its wing and has a wingspan of 3846 mm. On the underside of the wings there is a row of silver pearly markings along the edge, which give the species its name. It is often confused with the small pearl-bordered fritillary, but can be distinguished from it by the triangle along its pearl-border (the small pearl-bordered has black chevrons) as well as the presence of a single silver spot in the middle of a row of yellow spots. The female has both darker markings and rounder wings than the male. The caterpillars are black with white or yellow spines along their backs.

Like other species of fritillary, the males have special scent glands on their wings so that they can be recognised by females of their own species and therefore find a suitable partner.

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-23 5:22]

Salut John,tu as perdu quelque details pres de la tete mais le reste est absolument parfaict,et quelles couleurs,l'orange est toujours magnifique dans tes captures! Bon Noel a toi et ta famille et merci! Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-23 18:10]

Hello John,
A beautiful fritillary with bright orange wings intermingled with an assortment of attractive black markings. The wings are sharply focused, but for some reason the thorax and head area is a bit blurred. Good exposure and displayed in a pleasant full opened wing pose.

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