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Euchloe ausonia

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 May 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Euchloe ausonia (NL: Oostelijk marmerwitje / EN: Eastern Dappled White / DE: Östlicher Gesprenkelter Weißling / FR: Piéride de la roquette, Marbré oriental) is a southern Europe and Eurasian butterfly found mostly to the south and east of its almost indistinguishable relative the Western Dappled White. This butterfly is in-separable from the Western Dappled White, Euchloe crameri, except by internal examination or genetic study. The best way of separation is geographical. The current species flies in peninsular Italy and from NE Italy east and south eastwards to Romania and Greece, crameri flies in NW Italy, S France and Spain. It is a common butterfly being encountered in open places hot, dry or damp on many soils. The wingspan is 36–48 mm. In most of its range, there are two generations. Adults are on wing from the beginning of March to the beginning of July. In mountainous and very dry areas, there is only one generation.

Image: Vendicari (IT-SI) - 09/04/2012

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

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Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great macro!

15 May 2012 6:04am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Schitterende foto, Johan ! Goed gedaan !
Ik wens je een prettige dag.

15 May 2012 6:54am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful !

15 May 2012 11:40am

Marina from Leskovac, Serbia

Beautiful! 5 stars!

15 May 2012 2:07pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein großartiges und perfektes Makro ! Besser geht es nicht !

15 May 2012 3:11pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

The top of the macro!

15 May 2012 6:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 May 2012 11:53pm

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