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Limenitis Arthemis

Limenitis Arthemis
Photo Information
Copyright: Mariani Jo (mj_treknature) (102)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-15 0:30
Viewed: 4237
Points: 10
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About Limenitis Arthemis:

Wing span: 2 1/4 - 4 inches (5.7 - 10.1 cm)
These two very different forms had once been considered separate species, White Admiral (in this picture) & Red-Spotted Purple

The characteristic of White Admiral:
Upperside is black with broad white median bands on both wings; hindwing has a marginal row of blue dashes and a submarginal row of red dots. Underside is reddish-brown with white median bands as on the upperside.

Life history:
Males perch 3 feet or more above the ground on trees and tall bushes and rarely patrol for females. Eggs are laid singly on tips of host plant leaves; caterpillars eat leaves. Third-stage caterpillars hibernate.

Adult food: Sap flows, rotting fruit, carrion, dung, and occasionally nectar from small white flowers including spiraea, privet, and viburnum. White Admirals also sip aphid honeydew.

I took this picture without flash ... around 5 pm. Not much light anymore and I use tripod.


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Maraini, this is such a beautiful shot of this butterfly. You did a great job capturing it. Have a wonderful week, Bill

Hi Mariani,

Very nice capture of this beautiful butterfly. Very nice macro. Great work


Ciao Josep, elegant butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid macro with superb sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Mariani,

Late welcome to TN!

You're a superior rookie!...

Excelent work, superb optical utilization, great ligth and good DOF.

I find it incredible that when i review th photo EXIF, have an exposure time of 2 sec. I guess it will have used tripod, eh?



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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2009-07-15 23:49]

une tres belle macro image ici!
j'aime la composition de cette photo.
les couleurs sont tres naturelles.
aussi le focus et les detailles sont tres bonnes.


Hello Mariani,
Limenitis artemis is a North-American species. Ths species shown on your
picture is Hypolimnas bolina which is wide-spread in the Oriental and Australian region.
Best wishes, Peter

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