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Polyommatus icarus


Polyommatus icarus
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54747)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-17
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-05-17 4:47
Viewed: 101
Points: 12
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Polyommatus icarus Rottemburg, 1775 Nome Volgare: Argo azzurro, Icaro Famiglia: Lycaenidae Lunghezza ala anteriore mm. 13-17 Descrizione: piccolo lepidottero dallo spiccato dimorfismo sessuale. I maschi con ali superiormente blu e con riflessi violacei, margini soffusi di nero e contornati di frange bianche. Le femmine hanno livrea marrone con riflessi bluastri. Le parti inferiori, in ambedue i sessi, sono grigiastre o marrone chiaro, con macchie nere contornate di bianco e serie complete di lunule arancioni puntate di nero. Svernante allo stadio di bruco, Si può confondere con Aricia agestis e P.thersites, che però non possiedono punti neri basali sulle piaa; il maschio si può confondere con quello di P.eros, che presenta ps azzurro-argentate, e di P.bellargus, che ha ps blu-celeste lucente e frange bianche con tratti neri; la femmina con quelle di P.bellargus e di P.coridon, che hanno frange bianche con tratti scuri. Maschio: colore blu lucente con esile linea marginale nera e frange bianche Femmina: colore bruno scuro talvolta presente una sfumatura basale blu violacea. Spazi submarginali arancio e frange grigio brunastre. Nelle ali anteriori tratti discocellulari neri. Maschio-Rovescio: colore da arancio a bruno chiaro con disegno puntiforme nero contornato di bianco. Presenti due punti neri basali nelle ali anteriori. Spazi submarginali arancio e sfumatura basale azzurrognola nelle ali posteriori. Femmina-Rovescio: colore bruno chiaro con disegni simili al maschio. Bruco: verde con linea medio dorsale più scura e fianchi percorsi a livello degli stigmi da una fascia biancastra. Distribuzione: tutta Italia. L'areale abbraccia Europa ed Asia temperata, presente anche in Nordafrica e Anatolia. Habitat: specie euricora, si rinviene in ogni tipo di ambiente dalla pianura al piano montano e cacuminale, sino a circa 2200 metri s.l.m. Generazioni annuali: due con sfarfallamento in maggio-giugno e agosto-settembre Piante nutrici: Medicago sativa, Lotus corniculatus, Meliotus officinalis, Ononis spinosa, Trifolium repens. Polyommatus icarus Rottemburg, 1775 Name Volgare: Argo azzurro, Icaro Family: Lycaenidae Front wing length mm. 13-17 Description: little moth with strong sexual dimorphism. Males with wings above blue and purple reflections, margins of black and white fringed margins. The females have brown livery with bluish reflections. The lower parts, in both sexes, are grayish or light brown with black spots surrounded by white and full sets of black lunule orange lunules. Winterman at the caterpillar stage, It can be confused with Aricia agestis and P.thersites, but they do not have black basal points on the puddle; the male can be confused with that of P.eros, who has blue-silver ps, and P.bellargus, who has shiny blue-celestial ps and white fringes with black traits; the female with those of P.bellargus and P.coridon, which have white fringes with dark streaks. Male: Shiny blue color with slender black marginal line and white fringes Female: Dark brown color sometimes has a purple blue basal shade. Orange submarginal spaces and brunette gray fringes. In the front wings black discocellular tracts. Male-Inverse: light orange-brown color with black dot-shaped design. There are two black basal points in the front wings. Orange submarginal spaces and blue swabs in the back wings. Female-Reverse: light brown with similar designs to the male. Bruco: Green with darker midline dorsal line and flanked hips at stigma levels from a whitish band. Distribution: all of Italy. The area embraces temperate Europe and Asia, also present in North Africa and Anatolia. Habitat: Eurasian species, is found in every type of environment from the plain to the mountain top and cacuminale, up to approximately 2200 meters s.l.m. Annual Generations: Two with flickering in May-June and August-September Nursery plants: Medicago sativa, Lotus corniculatus, Meliotus officinalis, Ononis spinosa, Trifolium repens.


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Well come back and nice to see your post again, what a lovely great green lights by back ground,indeed beautiful model also a very nice description of Polyommatus icarus well done SILVIO SORCINI

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2020-05-17 16:19]

Hello Silvio!
Good to see you dear Friend!

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 792 W: 26 N: 808] (9647)
  • [2020-05-18 15:30]

Hi Silvio,
Perfect focus on the butterfly's head and a nice shallow DoF
Cheers
Jack

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 913 W: 122 N: 48] (329)
  • [2020-05-19 0:05]

I am still waiting for the day when I manage to capture a butterfly-like this. Hoping to have some luck in the summer when the flowers are out. Great sharpness and focus. The light is also very well managed. Thank you also for the informative note.

Hi Silvio!

Nice to see you back with your beautiful butterflies! Amazing capture.

TFS
Regards,
Maria

Hi Silvio,

The vegetation is framing well the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the Polyommatus icarus butterfly. It is clear and precise. The light is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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