Peacock pancy caterpillar
|Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk)
|Date Taken: 2011-09-20|
|Camera: Nikon coolpix L110|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 7:30|
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After a long search on the net i got the ID's of my two caterpillars. The butterfly of this caterpillar is my favourite. You can see the post MR.Perfect.
The Peacock Pansy, Junonia almana, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines.
The adult butterfly has a wingspan of 54–62 millimetres (2.1–2.4 in), and exhibits seasonal polyphenism.
LARVA: The caterpillars of Junonia almana feed on a variety of plants, including Hygrophila auriculata, Phyla nodiflora and species in the genera Acanthus, Barleria and Gloxinia.
"Cylindrical. Head blackish, slightly hairy. Body pale ochreous-brown, with a dorsal, subdorsal and lateral blackish line, and a row of small-ringed spots below the latter; second segment anteriorly with a transverse reddish stripe; second, third and fourth segments posteriorly with a transverse blackish stripe; second to last segment armed with a dorsal, subdorsal, and two lateral rows of short, fine-branched spines." (Frederic Moore quoted by C. T. Bingham)
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another beautiful and nice caterpillar. Perfect point of view. Nice colours.
Thanks for shairng,
Ciao Kapil. Great capture of caterpillar MF. Good colours and details. Lovely compo.
- [2011-10-07 19:32]
this is a lovely and pretty caterpillar shown in a pleasant diagonal composition. The clarity is suprb that the hairs and the pimples so well detailed.
Excellent job and congrats for such a wonderful esentation.
Splendid photo with a nice caterpillar. Very good focus, sharpness and details.
The colors and exposure are great.
great sharpness and good details
the colours are super good
thanks greeting lou
A beautiful diagonal composition taken with fine details and natural colours. Well done!