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Gram Blue Butterflies Mating

Gram Blue Butterflies Mating
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Copyright: sukumaran narayanan (drsukumaran) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (53)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Passion Unlimited [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 1:45
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Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Euchrysops

Species: E. cnejus

This particular butterfly is seen in plenty almost all places in India. They are found almost through out the year. In male butterflies the upper part of the wing is violotish blue in colour. And for females it is brownish blue.
The caterpillar is green with brown markings and the pupa is green in colour. Usually both the caterpillar and the pupa are seen surrounded by ants.
The picture was taken with D80/Lens Nikkor AF Micro60 mm , handheld.
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Namaste Sukumaran,
this is a wonderful moment, I love it.
These butterflies are so beautiful, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Sir,
This is a very good picture that captures an wonderful moment of these gems. Those blue false eyes and the organs that's used for copulation is very well shown in the picture.
I dared to do a workshop on this picture let me know whether you like it
Goutham R

hi doctor !and namaste
a very good composition and reflexe
but this one is to much noisy( be careful with definition )

best wishes

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