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Orange Tip - Aurore (mâle)

GiMi53
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The Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines) is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. So named because of the male's bright orange tips to his forewings. The males are a common sight in spring flying along hedgerows and damp meadows (I captured this one in Torgny – South Belgium on April 1st, 2012) in search of the more reclusive female (see my next upload) which lacks the orange and is often mistaken for one of the other 'White' butterflies. The undersides are mottled green and white and create a superb camouflage when settled on flowerheads.

L’Aurore (Anthocharis cardamines) est un insecte lépidoptère de la famille des Pieridae. Ce piéridé présente un dimorphisme sexuel très marqué: l'apex des ailes antérieures du mâle est orange bordé d'une petite bande noire alors que la femelle (voir ma photo suivante) est blanche avec cette même bande à l'apex. Le revers des ailes postérieures est marqué de vert. L'Aurore se retrouve dans tous les milieux fleuris, prairies, lisières de bois, talus herbeux, bernes des routes jusqu'à 1800 mètres d'altitude.
L'Aurore se nomme Aurorafalter en allemand, oranjetipje en néerlandais, mariposa aurora ou mariposa musgosa en espagnol et Zorzynek rzeżuchowiec en polonais.


Thank you for your comments on my previous upload :


"Bombus pascuorum"

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April 19, 2012
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Genre
Insects
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300S
Shutter Speed
10/6400 sec
F Number
f/10.0
Focal Length
500 mm
ISO Speed
400

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Apr 19, 2012 1:40:12 pm
yes !! they are back !; great capture !

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

Apr 19, 2012 1:44:08 pm
Very beautiful butterfly
Great capture

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 19, 2012 2:28:15 pm
Superb capture of this difficult species! In my experience, they are very active, so catching one resting, long enough to take a picture, is a bit of a challenge. This is, however, a different genus from the one I have captured. It has the mottled underside, which mine lacked.

by PatGoltz Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 19, 2012 3:28:03 pm
Great capture Michel.

by jayfar Homepage »

Apr 19, 2012 5:26:17 pm
Super shot.

by ladylake Homepage »

Apr 19, 2012 11:14:43 pm
jolie petite bete :)

belle photo, comme d'hab :)

by bebert Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 12:39:59 am
This is spectacular Michel! I didn't know that such colors existed on one butterfly! Wish we had them here.

by whaleman Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 7:41:11 am
Great shot! What a beauty.

by monjo71 Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 7:56:15 am
Such a pretty pattern! Lovely capture

by MrsRatbag Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 9:53:20 am
Very lovely photo capture!

by thecytron Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 10:04:37 am
Thank you for your comments & favs;
my next upload :


"Orange Tip (female) – Aurore"

by GiMi53 Homepage »

Apr 20, 2012 12:03:00 pm
Fantastic Shot

by pat40 Online Now!   Homepage »

Apr 21, 2012 9:54:29 am
Exquisite creature--thanks!

by dixievb Homepage »

Apr 21, 2012 5:10:29 pm
beautiful colors and texture on the wings

by ia-du-lin Homepage »

May 30, 2012 12:38:43 am
Always a great moment when they sit down and let you take some shots before fluttering away. Well done shot.

by praep Homepage »

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