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Photo #22305: Zerynthia polyxena

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Zerynthia polyxena

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Photo, and identified by: Igor Sakhno. Image without retouching at the website

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2013-06-03 00:00:00, Харьков

Photographer's comment: Интересный момент: когда куколка уже затвердевает, она делает некое движение телом, в следствие которого поясок из паутины, сползая через голову, задерживается за специальные крючочки и наматывается на них. Куколка оказывается прикреплённой с двух торцов - за кремастер и за головные крючочки (как показано на параллельных фотографиях).

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16.11.2013 15:12, Igor Sakhno

This could be taken as a video, theoretically. But I wasn't ready for they behaved like that and it happened quite quickly.

05.06.2013 10:49, Irina Nikulina

Igor, thanks, that's interesting indeed! Have you ever tried to take a video of this "move" (if camera has macro function)?

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