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Pieris napi

Pieris napi
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-05-02
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): European Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2006-05-19 7:26
Visto: 3119
Pontos: 12
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Pieris napi / Green-veined White / Klein geaderd witje / Rapsweißling oder Grünaderweißling oder Heckenweißling / Piéride du navet.

The Green-veined White butterfly (Pieris napi) is a well-known European butterfly, found in open country and woodland.

Like other "white" butterflies, the sexes differ. The female has two spots on each forewing, the male only one.

Although its caterpillars feeds on crucifers, it normally selects wild species, and is therefore not the pest that some other white butterflies have become.

It can produce up to three broods in a year. Recent research has shown that when males mate with a female, they inject methyl salicylate along with their sperm. The smell of this compound repels other males, thus ensuring the first male's paternity of the eggs - a form of chemical mate guarding.

The adult male of this species has a distinctive lemon smell.


Distinguishing marks
The veins at the under side of the lower wings are clearly coloured grey-green. The female has two darkgray or black spots on the upper side of the upper wings, the male has one.

Flying time:
Early may till june and early july till september.
There are 2 or 3 generations in one season.

Common. This butterfly can be found in all types of biotopes.

Foodplant caterpillar: Various Cruciferae

Like all Pieris, this is a common butterfly in the Netherlands. It is resident throughout entire Europe.

SOURCE: http://www.vlinderstichting.nl/butterflyinfo/species/pnapi.html


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Critiques [Translate]

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-19 8:54]

Hello Harm,
A wonderful butterfly, the composition is exquisit. Excellent POV and DOF. wonderful color coordination of the flower and the butterfly.

Hi Harm,
The composition and the colors are very good(Superb), you have done exteremly well to handle those whites

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-05-19 9:48]

When I saw this photo I recognized it immediately as one of yours. Beautiful only the green and white colors! Very sharp so that you can see the details of the butterfly. DOF is also good!


Hi Harm,
Nice capture. Fantastic camouflage. Good composition and natural colours.
Very well done!
TFS Malgosia

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-05-19 16:15]

Excellent macro Harm
I don't know from where to start.
Lovely flowers,beautiful butterfly,excellent macro and a wonderful POV.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-19 17:18]

Beautiful! White on white!
Very good photo of this Pieridae Harm!
Nice touch with the water drops!
Excellent colour!
Very good POV!
Excellent DOF and details!
5* and TFS!

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