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Coenonympha thyrsis


Coenonympha thyrsis
: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 3 N: 436] (3362)
: Animals
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: 2017-06-11
: Insects
: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
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: 2017-06-12 0:32
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Coe3nonympha thyrsis Hübner, 1819
Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae
Common name: Cretan Small Heath

Coenonympha thyrsis is an endemic butterfly of Crete. The adults feed on nectar mainly on Satureja thymbra , Thymus capitatus. Here it feeds on nectar of S. thymbra. Many are flying in June and lay their eggs on wild plants of family Poaceae and Fabaceae.It is sitting in rocks, dry herbs and wild plants.It can be found in coastal areas up to 2000 m in mountains e.g. Idi mountain. At present it is not protected. It hibernates as larvae and it starts to fly at the end of April. It could develop 2-3 generations /year.

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Very interesting composition, Nikos.
Looks like you too are getting dirt spots on your camera sensor like I'm doing; I see a row of them in front of the subject.
The colours and details on the wing are very good.
Ram

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5851 W: 89 N: 14958] (62739)
  • [2017-06-12 16:10]

Hi Nikos,maybe a bit over the decentralisation style but still a perfect capture talking about the sharpness,another very very rare species for a very useful post,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,
A lovely specie found also in my country. Perfect details and excellent colors.
Marius.

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