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Boloria titania

Boloria titania
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6690 W: 90 N: 16812] (102073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-07-21
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-10 2:08
Viewed: 232
Points: 14
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Boloria (clossania) titania

Esper – 1793

Nome Volgare: Titania

Famiglia: Nymphalidae.

Sottofamiglia: Heliconiinae

Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 20-25

Descrizione: areale esteso a tutte le Alpi ma distribuzione sporadica e localizzata. Le uova sono deposte singolarmente sulle foglie delle piante nutrici. Sverna come piccola larva. Le larve hanno vita solitaria e si impupano direttamente sulla pianta nutrice.

Maschio: colore arancio con nervature nere, disegno maculare nero e sfumatura basale nera.

Femmina: simile al maschio ma generalmente più grande.

Rovescio: ali anteriori di colore arancio con apice giallognolo macchiato di bruno e disegno maculare nero. Posteriori ampiamente sfumate di violaceo con alcuni spazi discali giallognoli e una serie di grossi punti neri submarginali.

Distribuzione: Alpi

Habitat: margine dei boschi e radure del piano montano da 900 fino a circa 2000 metri s.l.m.

Generazioni annuali: una sola con sfarfallamento degli adulti in luglio.

Piante nutrici: Polygonum bistorta

Boloria (clossania) titania

Esper - 1793

Name Volgare: Titania

Family: Nymphalidae.

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

Front wing length mm. 20-25

Description: Areal extended to all the Alps but sporadic and local distribution. The eggs are deposited individually on the leaves of the nutritional plants. Worm like a small larva. The larvae have lonely livelihood and they plunge directly onto the nursing plant.

Male: orange color with black ribs, black macular design and black basal nuances.

Female: Similar to male but generally larger.

Reverse: Orange front with wings of yellowish yellow blob and black macular design. Extensively blurred violet backs with some yellowish discalculated spaces and a series of large black submarginal dots.

Distribution: Alps

Habitat: edge of the forests and clearings of the mountain plan from 900 up to 2000 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: one with flickering adults in July.

Nursery plants: Polygonum bistorta

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-08-10 16:25]

Ciao Silvio,stai sparando una raffica con una rarita' ogni giorno,magnifica anche questa,magari un pelino scura ma molto ben dettagliata. Buona Domenica,Luciano

Hi Silvio (and Lou) - great view of this butterfly, as usual - sharp with natural colors.

I'm going to post a few butterfly pictures from my visit today to the annual buuterfly celebration near where I live - thefirst one is oneI am unable to name. Perhaps you can?

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-08-10 22:12]

The beautiful vertical frame, well composed and exposed.
The attractive colors, sharpness and well shot. TFS.

Ciao Silvio
una bella farfalla con ottimi dettagli e colori.

Ben fatto

Ciao Deffra

Hi Silvio,

The subject is well framed. The point of view is shopwing with precision the details of the Boloria titania butterfly. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-09-05 11:32]

Ciao Silvio
The blurred backdrop helps a lot on this image.
Beautiful composition.

Best wishes

Hi Silvio,
Interesting PoV, and the textures of the wing looks similar to bark of some trees for first sight (for me at least). Very effective shot, also because the well blurred background helps us to concentrate on the butterfly only. Great work!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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