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Argynnis adippe

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 August 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Argynnis adippe (Bosrandparelmoervlinder of Adippevlinder (BE) /High Brown Fritillary (EN) ) (syn. = Fabriciana adippe) is the third Fritillary-species I met on my last trip to the south of the country.
The upper side color and pattern is once-more about the same as in both previous species, but distinctive is the underside of the backwing.
It is colored oker with bright pearl-colored spots. Typical is the row of little white spots with a broad brownish border.
When you have a close look on this image and yesterdays' you can see the differencens in the pattern and colors of the backwing.
Please note that determination of Fritillaries is most of the time very difficult or impossible on a single image - you definitely need to have a detailed look at the undersides of the wings (my determinations are made from all the images of the same specimen I was able to make in different angles). With a forewinglenght of 24 tot 31 mm it is slightly bigger than the Bright green Fritillary, but this can hardly be seen in the field.
It is also a rather rare species in the south of Belgium wich also can very rarely be observed in the north.

Image: Viroinval (BE) - 24/07/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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♏arleen from Netherlands

Zeer fraaie vlinder heb je gefliepst!
Mooi dat je ook wat bloemen hebt meegenomen in de compositie:-)

2 Aug 2010 2:15pm

@♏arleen: De bloemen (distels) waren nu eenmaal moeilijk te vermijden :-) Maar al bij al vond ik de kleurencombinatie wel leuk. Leuk werkwoord trouwens: "fliepsen" - zou ik een keer meer moeten doen volgens mij :D

Céline from New York City, United States

Very impressive capture !

2 Aug 2010 6:04pm

@Céline: Thanks again, Céline.

FotoAnna from Mother Earth, Netherlands

Prachtige opname van deze vlinder Johan !!
Mooie compo, kleuren en scherpte...
Groetjes Anna

2 Aug 2010 8:33pm

@FotoAnna: Na het bekijken van je portfolio en je website ben ik nog meer vereerd met je lovende woorden... Nog een fijne dag gewenst, Anna.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

splendid !!!!!!!!!!

3 Aug 2010 8:24am

@Veronique: Thank you once again for your apreciation, Veronique !

Mithun from palakkad, kerela/BangalorePe, India

Lovely shot, brilliant...

3 Aug 2010 5:37pm

@Mithun: I'm very glad you like this image, Mithun.

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm