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Map (butterfly)


Map (butterfly)
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-03 10:46
Viewed: 1741
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
he Map (Araschnia levana) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common throughout the lowlands of central and eastern Europe, and is expanding its range in western Europe.

The Map is unusual in that its two annual broods look very different. The summer brood are black with white markings, looking like a miniature version of the White Admiral and lacking most of the orange of the pictured spring brood.

The eggs are laid in long strings, one on top of the other, on the underside of stinging nettles, the larval foodplant. It is thought that these strings of eggs mimic the flowers of the nettles, thereby evading predators. The larvae feed gregariously and hibernate as pupae.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-03 12:37]

Hi Marx,one of the most beautiful butterflies of our continent,and one of the best pics never seen on TN of this specie.Magnificent capture whit the best sharpness,colors and composition,a great gift to the buterflies fans like me.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Marx.
Splendida macro di questa farfalla dalla livrea spettacolare,ottima nitidezza con notevoli particolari stupendi colori,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Very nice photo indeed!

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