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Pelopidas mathias


Pelopidas mathias
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-07 9:45
Viewed: 4383
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelopidas mathias, also known as the Small Branded Swift, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae or Skippers.

The range of the species is wide, including Tropical Africa, Arabia, India, Ceylon, Burma, Madagascar, Korea and Japan.

The race resident is Japan is named P. m. oberthueri Evans. Its larva has been reported on Miscanthus sinensis, M. floridulum, Brachiaria mutica, Imperata cylindrica, Paspalum conjugatum

This description from Wikipedia, for what it is worth. Male. Upperside olive brown : forewing with two small yellowish semi-transparent spots within end of cell, three before the apex, and in the male three oblique discal spots followed by a dark-bordered slender straight impressed glandular streak : hindwing with one or two very indistinct pale discal spots. Female with five discal spots in the forewing, and four or five in the hindwing. Underside paler ; markings more distinct ; hindwing also with a spot at upper end of the cell. Expanse 1.6 inch.

This individual was captured feeding in a park in urban Kyoto. The image has been cropped, resized and sharpened for TN

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Hello Alan
Excellent shot of this Small Branded Swift,
Great composition,BG and POV,Welldone.

Regards
Fartash

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