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Coenonympha gardetta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Coenonympha gardetta (NL: Alpenhooibeestje / EN: Alpine Heath / DE: Alpen-Wiesenvögelchen, Alpen-Heufalter / FR: Satyrion ) is a butterfly species belonging to the Nymphalidae family. It is an altitude specialist occurring mostly at altitudes over 1500m, and occasionally it is very common above 2000m. It is relatively easy to identify because the bold black rings are all inside the white band. It has the characteristic silver submarginal band at the underside of the hind-wings, most apparent in fresh specimens. The length of the fore-wings is 15-16 mm. The larvae feed on various grasses.

Image: Maloja (CH) - 18/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Gorgeous. Great macro.

15 Oct 2011 4:33pm

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Wat heb je bijzondere soorten gefotografeerd!
Een prachtige opname, wat een scherpte en wat kun je dan de details goed zien.

18 Oct 2011 8:10pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm