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Talicada nyseus

Talicada nyseus
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-04 0:33
Viewed: 769
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These small Lycaenids are now quite active in my part of the world with the temperature going up steadily as the summer heads towards it peak time in June. There were quite a few of them in the school garden this morning, chasing each other in what appears to me the breeding season ritual. One of them settled on a fallen leaf on the ground for a brief moment and this is how it looked.

The Red Pierrot (Talicada nyseus) is a small but striking butterfly found in the Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia belonging to the lycaenids, or blues family. The Red Pierrots, often found perching on the Kalanchoe plant, are usually noticed due to their striking patterns and colors.


Himalayan foothills, North India, South India, Meghalaya, Assam, North Myanmar


They are found in semi-arid plains, degraded patches of evergreen patches, and semi-evergreen forest, gardens, hill stations and forests - in fact, wherever their food plant Kalanchoe is abundant. They are found from the plains up to 8000 feet.


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Hello Ram,
What a lovely specie of butterfly....the colors are superb. Excellent capture.

hallo Ram
great shot of this beauty butterfly
lovely pose and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely butterfly, excellent clarity, fine details snd wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-04 15:33]

Hi Ram,spectacular quality of details everywhere despite the half open wings position,bright colors and perfect exposure,great gift to me,the butterflies become very rare on TN now..ehehe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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