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CCoenonympha dorus

Esper 1782

Vulgar Name: Mediterranean Nymph

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Satyrinae

Tribe: Coenonymphini

Front wing length mm. 14-18

Male: anterior wings of orange color almost totally veiled in dark, with a black apical stain of varying sizes in different populations. Rear orange with dark shade, some black postdiscal spots and black marginal designs.

Female: but a larger unit than the male. Front wings of orange color with shades of gray and black border, shaded gray. At the top there is a black spot of varying sizes in different populations. Rear orange with dark shade, some black postdiscal spots and black marginal designs.

Reverse: orange front wings with traces of whitish postdiscal band at the apex where there is a black spot, white pupil and yellowish outline. Posterior of orange color with grayish basal shade, a wide whitish postdiscal band and several large black ocellated spots, white pupillated and surrounded by orange. Slender silver marginal line present in both wings.

Distribution: Western Alps and the Apennines

Habitat: Xerothermophile species is found in the rocky slopes of the basal piano and mounts up to about 1400 meters s.l.m.

Annual generations: one with flickering of adults in June-July.

Nourishing plants: Festuca sp, Agrostis sp.


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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14706 W: 131 N: 30081] (173216)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-08-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-08-12 3:45
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