David Element

 

Wildlife Photography and Digital Video Images

 

_______________________________________________________________________Butterflies 7 – Map Butterflies

 

 

 

 

A insect on a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of an insect

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                               MAP Araschnia levana                                                                                                            MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A insect on a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A insect on a branch

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a bug

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a butterfly on a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A picture containing animal, bird, piece, cake

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a flower

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana

 

A close up of a green leaf

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                                                                                                                    MAP Araschnia levana (ova)

 

·         The Map Butterfly Araschnia levana has two generations each year, levana in spring and prorsa in summer (see photographs). These have very different markings with more extensive orange markings on levana. The photographer has not yet managed to visit continental Europe at the right time of the year to have seen the spring brood, but he is untroubled by this omission as prorsa butterflies are very attractive insects. This species is absent from the UK although there have been (failed) attempts to artificially introduce it. The eggs had been deposited on Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica. These photographs were taken in the South of France.

 

·         David’s short film of Map Butterflies in action may be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2LNlcQ9_yM&list=PL4AirIEc0NofhDbxohAG_PoMc7P2iGR5N&index=87&t=0s.

 

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