Seen from afar Mount Somma seems a mountain like the others. A mountain during autumn turns yellow for the presence of the chestnut and little else. Instead Mount Somma, nature reserve belonging to the Vesuvius National Park, is a wealth of unique treasures. Like moths presented in these photographs.
A few simple pictures to present a specimen of Arctia Villica, visible even at low elevations. Very easy to spot because they attended the undergrowth, leaving closer fairly smoothly.
The podalirius, Iphiclides Podalirius scientific name, is a butterfly difficult to approach. The photos take up a specimen placed on top of a tree. We are on Punta Nasone, the highest mountain top, and the lepidopteran has chosen to stay at a safe distance: as the Machaon is very bashful.