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Coenonympha arcania


Coenonympha arcania
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6665 W: 90 N: 16791] (101976)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-06-15
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-06-15 3:55
Viewed: 90
Points: 18
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Coenonympha arcania

Linnaeus 1761

Nome Volgare: Arcania

Famiglia: Nymphalidae

Sottofamiglia: Satyrinae

Tribù: Coenonymphini

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 15-20

Descrizione: sessi simili; fascia biancastra ampia e continua sulle piap. Si può confondere con C. glycerion, che presenta sulle piap alcuni spazi irregolari postdiscali biancastri.

Maschio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con ampio bordo marginale nerastro sfumato. Posteriori bruno nerastre con tracce di linea marginale arancio nei pressi del bordo anale.

Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande

Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con tracce di banda postdiscale bianca presso l’apice ove è quasi sempre presente una piccola macchia ocellate nera, pupillata di bianco e contornata di giallastro. Posteriori di colore bruno con sfumatura basale grigiastra, una larga fascia postdiscale bianca e diverse grosse macchie ocellati nere, pupillate di bianco e contornate di arancio.


Distribuzione: tutta l’Italia escluse le isole,

Habitat: prati, bordi dei boschi e radure del piano basale e montano fino a circa 1500 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una con sfarfallamento degli adulti in giugno e localmente una seconda parziale in agosto.


Piante nutrici: Melica ciliata, Melica nutans, Melica minuta, Bromus sp, Festuca sp, Poa sp.

Coenonympha arcania

Linnaeus 1761

Common Name: Arcania

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Tribe: Coenonymphini

Front wing length mm. 15-20

Description: similar sexes; wide and continuous whitish band on the plates. It can be confused with C. glycerion, which presents some whitish irregular post-discal spaces on the plains.

Male: orange forewing wings with wide marginal blackish border. Hind brown blackish with traces of orange marginal line near the anal border.

Female: similar to the male but generally larger

Reverse: orange fore-wings with traces of a white post-discal band near the apex where a small black ocellar patch is almost always present, pupillata of white and surrounded by yellowish. Hindquarters of brown color with a greyish basal shade, a large white post-discal band and several large black ocellated spots, pupillated in white and surrounded by orange.


Distribution: all Italy excluding the islands,

Habitat: meadows, edges of forests and clearings of the basal plane and mountain up to about 1500 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: one with adults flickering in June and a second partial locally in August.


Feeding plants: Melica ciliata, Melica nutans, Melica minuta, Bromus sp, Festuca sp, Poa sp.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2406] (10606)
  • [2019-06-15 3:57]

Ciao silvio,
One of my favorite beautiful butterflies ..
Colors, contrast, POV, composition and details are very good.
Have a nice weekend,
Seyfi

Hi Silvio,

The leave is framing well the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the butterfly. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Hello Silvio,
Exceptional details and colors. A top quality image of a wonderful specie which I never meet in the wild.
Marius.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6449 W: 89 N: 15592] (65238)
  • [2019-06-15 8:40]

Ciao Silvio,gran colpone,io non l'ho mai vista,ed anche la qualita' della foto è impressionante,davvero bravo,sara' l'effetto del pranzo di ieri..ehehe.buona serata,Luciano

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9587)
  • [2019-06-15 20:01]

The detailed note that explains this but I feel the thirst of instrument it would be helpful for viewers
Beautiful and charming catch
TFS.

Hello Silvio,
Excellent details and exposure. Very well captured. Like simple but effective composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,
Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-06-16 12:03]

Hello Silvio,
Very beautiful sharp detailed macro of this butterfly. Beautiful contrasting colors and a nice composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Silvio,
Beautiful shot. Great composition, colors, sharpness and background blur. Excellent as it is. Bravo!
Kind regards, László

Ciao Silvio,

Bella nitidezza,bella luce, bel disegno di questa farfalla.

A stomaco pieno ti riesce meglio (scherzo)

Complimenti
Francesco

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