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Issoria lathonia

Issoria lathonia
: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5912 W: 89 N: 15020] (62995)
: Animals
: 2016-09-23
: Insects
: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000
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: 2016-09-30 2:10
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Third photo of my series dedicated to butterflies viewed from underneath

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Issoria

Species: I. lathonia

The Queen of Spain Fritillary (Issoria lathonia) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is common in southern Europe, migrating as far north as south Scandinavia every summer. It is a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Heat-dependent, this species is found breeding on the hottest places of the foodplants of the larvae (prefers Viola tricolor and Viola arvensis). The adult is a strong flyer, and may be found anywhere but forests.
The eggs of this species are laid on the Wild Pansy ( Viola tricolor).


La latonia è un piccolo ninfalide dalla colorazione marrone chiaro a sisegni neri simile a molte altre specie della stessa famiglia. Più caratteristiche sono invece le grandi macchie argentate presenti nella pagina inferiore. E' una ottima volatrice e la si può osservare dal livello del mare fino ad oltre 2000 metri di quota.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5097 W: 166 N: 13041] (48616)
  • [2016-09-30 7:29]

Hello Luciano,
Wonderful presentation of this butterfly in splendid clarity, beautiful colors and great sharpness. Excellent POV and DOF.

Ciao Luciano, fantaspettacolare, il più bel faccia a faccia che ti poteva capitare, il lato b di questa è proprio favoloso, piace anche a mia moglie, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello My Friend,
WOW, the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen,
Million Points for this.
Thank you for sharing.

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