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Callophrys rubi


Callophrys rubi
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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: 2017-03-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-28 8:13
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Callophrys

Species: C. rubi

The Green Hairstreak is a small butterfly, which is still widespread across most of the UK, although many colonies have been lost in recent years. Widespread across Europe and North Africa and eastwards through Asia well into Siberia. The upperside is a uniform dull brown with two paler patches on the male's forewings made up of scent scales. The undersides are a bright green with a thin white line, often reduced to a faint row of dots or even missing altogether. They never rest with their wings open.
It has what is probably one of the largest range of foodplants of any British butterfly. Early butterfly collectors thought that the only foodplant was Bramble (blackberry) Rubus fruticosus hence its scientific name, but as its habits became better understood the list grew and will probably continue to do so. Depending on the habitat it will use Common Rock Rose Helianthemum nummularium, Bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus, Gorse Ulex europaeus, Broom Cytisus scoparius, Dyer's Greenweed Genista tinctoria, Bilberry Vaccinium myrtillus, Dogwood Cornus sanguinea, Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica, Cross-leaved Heath Erica tetralix and Bramble. This range of foodplants means that it is able to use a range of habitats including chalk downland, heathland, moorland and woodland. The eggs are laid singly and the caterpillars are green with yellow markings along the back. Like other members of the family they are rather sluglike. They are not known to be tended by ants like some lycid larvae but the pupae, which are formed at ground level, emit squeaks which attract ants and it is thought that ants will always bury any that are found. Green Hairstreaks overwinter as pupae and have one brood a year.

Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus 1758) Tecla del rovo.

Questo bel licenide è caratterizzato da una livrea superiormente bruna, cui contrasta il verde delle parti inferiori. Le ali posteriori mostrano, di sotto, una serie non sempre completa di piccoli punti bianchi postdiscali. Breve accenno di appendici caudali.
Dalle crisalidi svernanti, in aprile emergono gli adulti che daranno luogo ad una sola generazione. I bruchi sono corti e verdi, con due linee di disegni obliqui verdi-giallastri; la testa è bruna, retrattile. Frequentano Leguminose, sia arbustacee come Cytisus o erbacee come Lotus; altre piante larvali sono le eriche, l'alaterno e il rovo.
Vastissimo l'areale: dall'Europa alla Siberia ed oltre; presente anche in Nordafrica. Diffusa ovunque in Italia, dalla pianura ai 2500 m.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-28 18:09]

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful presentation showing plenty of detail and rich natural colors. Looks like I could reach through my computer screen and feel its soft textured wings. I'm thrilled that you are seeing so many beautiful butterflies this early in the year. Well done!!
Ron

照的真是漂亮的蝴蝶
色彩鮮豔
真是可愛

Ciao Luciano, fortuna che mi vedo le tue di farfalle, che qui la faccenda è molto indietro, mica facile sta verdolina, ma la classe non è acqua, gran macro, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful picture of this Butterfly. Excellent details and exposure. The pose of butterfly indicating vertical frame could have been better option but here it doesn't look bad even in Horizontal frame, mainly due to yellow flower in the left side. Good work.
Almost forgot to say "Easy Picture" too ;-)
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
Keep shooting,
Srikumar

Hi Luciano
Impossible a better sharpness.
Excellent depth of field and beautiful green wings.

Regards

Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille aide à cadrer le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Thècle de la ronce. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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