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Melitaea phoebe


Melitaea phoebe
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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: 2018-08-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-08-29 8:53
Viewed: 274
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Melitaea
Species: M. phoebe

The Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, except the Northernmost locations. It used to include Melitaea telona, recently revalidated as a distinct cryptic species.
The wingspan is 34-50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Plantago and Centaurea species (including Centaurea jacea).

MELITAEA PHOEBE

Dimensioni: apertura alare 45-50 mm. Descrizione: dorso delle ali di colore arancione-giallo con reticolato di linee e fasce nere molto variabili. Rovescio bianco crema con fascia submarginale, dell'ala posteriore, gialla con macchie arancioni. Molto simile a Melitaea cinxia, si distingue per l'assenza di macchie nere sulla parte superiore dell'ala posteriore. Distribuzione e habitat: diffusa in tutta l'Italia continentale e Sicilia in ambienti fioriti dal limite fino a 1500-2000 metri di quota. Le larve si sviluppano su Centaurea e Plantago. Periodo di attività: gli adulti si possono osservare da aprile a ottobre.

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ciao Luciano
une très belle prise, les couleurs et dessins sont remarquables.
Une très belle composition de profil.
Salutations
Roland

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-08-29 20:18]

Perfect the first impression I got, everything is placed right.

Hi Luciano
And another good and interesting butterfly - good detail and colour.
cheers
Ian

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met l'insecte en évidence. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Mélitée des centaurées. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Ciao Luciano, macro impeccabile, splendida nitidezza, ottimi dettagli e magnifici colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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