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Junonia oenone epiclelia

Junonia oenone epiclelia
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-12-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-06 23:52
Viewed: 365
Points: 16
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My first and the most beautiful butterly that i seen during my last trip in Madagascar, there are a lot but very nervous and difficult to take.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Junonia
Species:Junonia oenone epiclelia

Junonia oenone, the blue pansy or dark blue pansy, is a Nymphalid butterfly native to Africa."Blue pansy" is also used in India to describe Junonia orithya.
The wingspan is 40–52 mm. The upper surface of the forewings is black with white markings towards the apex. The upper surface of the hindwings is black with white markings on the outer edge, and a characteristic large metallic-blue spot. This blue spot is smaller and more a dull purple in females.The underside of the forewings is brown with white markings corresponding to those on the upper surface. The under surface of the hindwings is almost uniform brown.
The larvae feed on Adhatoda densiflora,Mackaya bella, Justicia natalensis and Asystasia (A. gangetica), Isoglossa, Pualowilhelmia and Ruella species.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-12-07 0:11]


Ciao Luciano, inizio col botto dal Madagascar, 'mazza che bella, gran macro di una favolosa farfalla, fantastici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • tyro (30)
  • [2018-12-07 4:33]
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Ciao caro Luciano,

As soon as I realised that you were in Madagascar I had to have a look on TN to see if you had posted any Nature pictures! Sadly, I've not been on TN for a very, very long time but maybe now is the time to return!

Looking at your map, I believe you might have taken this in the Lokobe nature Reserve in Nosy Be not far from Hell-Ville. Did you have to have a guide there? I remember that we travelled in a pirogue and had to paddle it across the bay to get there.

This is a beautiful butterfly, very well captured and contrasting perfectly with the pink flowers and green background. Excellent details and sharpness too.


Kind Regards,


Hello Luciano,
Lovely colorful specie of butterfly...indeed the tropical regions are full of such amazing colorful species....

This is like Asian fairy blue bird. Nice capture my friend.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-12-08 19:58]

Hi Luciano
The colors and pattern are really interesting. It looks like a mask.
A different specimen in your recent gallery.


Bonjour Luciano,

L'insecte est impressionnant. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Junonia oenone epiclelia. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-16 6:50]

Hi Luciano,

The combination of colors is very special. I like the blue spots on the wings a lot.
Nice composition and well done!


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