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Euptera elabontas

Euptera elabontas
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Copyright: MIKE WNR (drmw) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 11:04
Viewed: 4368
Points: 6
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Euptera elabontas.

No common name.

This is a Nymphalid in the tribe Limenitidini.

It is a rarely seen rainforest species found in the Afrotropical regions.

Quite rare in collections.

Tends to stay in canopy but does descend on occasion to feed on rotting fruit.

It is sexually dimorphic but both species show these characteristic submarginal lunules on the upper sides of both wings.

This one photographed in Techiman Forest in Ghana. Note the broken antenna!!

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hello Mike
beautiful butterfly and its nice macro shot with nice POV, composition and focus. TFS. well done

Hi Mike,
Broken antenna, a bit worn around the edges, probably been attacked by a small bird, life is hard. Another unusual African species, very interesting. Sharp details and the white not too overdone with the flash. Thanks again.

Of course I'm no expert in African butterflies but this one is really nice. TFS - good job.


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