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Melitaea didyma

Melitaea didyma
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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: 2018-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-08-24 13:30
Viewed: 382
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. didyma

The Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found primarily in Southern and Central Europe.
The wingspan is 35-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on various plants, including Linaria, Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea jacea and Digitalis purpurea.

Questo ninfalide ricorda molto la Melitaea Athalia, dalla quale differisce oltre che per le minori dimensioni, anche per alcuni disegni quali le lunule subeguali sul margine dell'ala anteriore e , inferiormente, per il disegno discale arancione dell'ala posteriore che appare del tutto aperto, ossia non racchiude alcun elemento giallo.

Compare a maggio e presenta due o tre generazioni. Il bruco, che ha come piante nutrici piantaggini, veroniche, linaiole e artemisie, è biancastro con tratti neri; dorsalmente, due linee di macchie arancioni con escrescenze bianco-grigiastre. Quelli dell'ultima generazione svernano per impuparsi in primavera: gli adulti sfarfalleranno dopo quindici giorni.

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You continue to obtain impressive results with your compact camera, Luciano.
This is a brilliant capture and a beautiful composition.

A good one this Luciano
Well done getting it on a flower. Great sharpness and colour.

Ciao Luciano, niente farfalle in Polonia? Comunissima, ma quando la qualità è questa applausi, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-08-25 8:31]

Wow, the contrast and the charm are excellent. Well shot.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-08-25 12:56]

Hi Luciano
The sharpness is quite good, the colors are nice and bright, the pattern is interesting and the note is useful. Good work.

Tfs & regards

Hi Luciano,
"Flash didn't fire" (exif). Why? ☺ Seriously: very well photographed image with great visual impact. Nice composition, awesome color contrast and depth. An enchanting photo. The more I look at it the more I like it. Masterpiece! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Bonjour Luciano,

La fleur aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Mélitée orangée. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


hello Luciano
very good details and great sharpness nice composition to
the colours are also beautiful
thanks gr lou
ps the greek picture's are not finish a have a lot more but treknature is not more the same as 5 years ago

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