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The first of 2017

The first of 2017
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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: 2017-03-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-01 6:52
Viewed: 1248
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Only this species for the moment, but there are many and very well-preserved after the winter hibernation.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked) Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Aglais
Species: Aglais io

The European peacock caterpillar (Aglais 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 Aglais 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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和背景相互對應 非常的好看

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-01 9:33]

Hello Luciano,
A gorgeous specimen filled with rich colors and excellent detail. Its still a bit cold here for butterflies, but I believe spring weather is just around the corner. Nicely displayed in an attractive manner.

A very nice information and also a happy and colourful 3d image indeed excellent details of nature beauties well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

Wow, what a well-preserved speciment of this most beautiful butterfly in the world, Luciano!
Couldn't ask for a better pose than this with the bright sunshine falling on the open wings.
Goog that spring has made its presence felt in your country.

Hello Luciano,
Well captured this butterfly. Like its POV as well as its focus on butterfly. Nice to see that you captured it almost an eye level view.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Luciano,
Good to see the old specimens survived the winter hybernation, and they already fly in Italy. In Ireland we still do not have any (only rain...), but I remember I haven't seen any a year ago until April (a small tortoiseshell). Good photo, colors are as nice as possible after the hybernation, and the image gaines our hope that spring and summer will arrive once... Thanks for the pic and for the feeling.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

un portrait parfaitement réussi pour le premier de cette année!!
merci et bonne semaine

Ciao Luciano, da me volano i tetti delle case e gli alberi, complimenti per la prima, comunissima ma sempre bellissima, ha passato un inverno di tutto riposo, che è fresca fresca e i colori sono fantastici, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano

Great macro of this butterfly, with very fine POV showing
its beautiful details and patterns, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Bom dia Luciano bela foto com cor e nitidez muito boa meus parabéns pela bela imagem.

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2017-03-20 11:14]

Ciao Luciano, ogni tanto ritorno e mi fa piacere ritrovare gli amici degli inizi. Sempre molto belle le tue foto, specie le farfalle. Interessanti anche le spiegazioni, io sono un somaro in materia e mi limito a tentare di catturare buone immagini. Complimenti, come sempre

Hi Luciano,

A splendid super-sharp shot of this beautiful species.


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