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Inachis io


Inachis io
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-24 10:40
Viewed: 1252
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

La Inachis Io è 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 marzo e agosto frequentando posti aperti e soleggiati in un gran numero di habitat.

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ciao Luciano
Une superbe prise avec les ailes déployées, les détails et les couleurs sont bien visibles, belle symétrie.
On constate quelques dégats sur les ailes.
Bonne soirée
Roland

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-24 11:43]

Hello Luciano,
Fantastic sharp detailed photo of this butterfly. Beautiful light and colors. Nicely centered composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-25 6:40]

Hello Luciano,
A (picture perfect photo) as Anna use to say, and of the highest quality in every way. The European Peacock always makes a good subject, this one is particularly beautiful with rich color and fine markings. Great work as always!!
Ron

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2016-04-25 9:00]

Shalom Luciano,

It is nice to see this species again, especial;y such a lovely specimen, so well captured by your lens!

Ciao,

Ishi

Hi, Luciano. A superb composition of this colorful butterfly in its natural habitat. Depth of field, sharpness and exposure is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Nice note.

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful pictures of this butterfly, the subject stand out so well against the background, lovely colours and very good details sharpness, nicely captured,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

hallo Luciano
very nice picture with beautiful colours
not good weather in Holland for the butterfly's
vert cold and snow
gr lou

Hello Luciano,
One of your best shot if I mention its DOF and the way you have isolated subject from BG. We can feel the buttetfly here! Excellent work!
Thanks and have a nice WE,
Regards,
Srikumar

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-01 10:25]

Hi Luciano,
Perfect close-up. Nice butterfly in amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Inachis io. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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