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Tamil Oak Blue

Tamil Oak Blue
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2000 HD S2100 HD
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/150 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 23:24
Viewed: 3906
Points: 6
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Name : Tamil Oakblue

Scientifi Name : Arhopala bazaloides

The Tamil Oakblue, Arhopala bazaloides is a species of lycaenid or blue butterfly found in Asia. Also known as Lycaenidae, they are members of the superfamily Papilionoidea, the true butterflies. This family has approximately 4,700 species that are unevenly distributed throughout the world, however the distribution of the Tamil Oakblue is limited only to Southern India and Sri Lanka.

The adults are of a small size, often brilliantly colored—electric blues, reds, and oranges. Females lay single, sea urchin shaped eggs on host leaves or flower buds; the resulting caterpillars are typically slug-shaped. In many species, caterpillars depend on ants for protection, so caterpillars produce sugary secretions that are collected by the ants, in a symbiotic relationship. Most individuals overwinter in either the egg or pupal stage.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-29 1:47]

Hi Arun,
Excellent photo, very good sharpness and fine details, TFS!

Ciao Arun. Very good contarst and beautiful colours with best light's managment. TFS.


Hello Arun,
Great image of this butterfly, wonderful details sharpness, beautiful natural colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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