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Common Grass Yellow

Common Grass Yellow
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-02 15:34
Viewed: 2785
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Grass Yellow or
Eurema hecabe simulata Moore PIERIDAE
Thanks to Nagraj for helping me with the ID. Really appreciate it.

Some description of the species.
Upperside bright yellow. FW with broadly black excavated border in the apex and termen. HW with narrow irregular border. The borders broader in female. Underside both wings yellow. FW with 2 cell black spots and the border not or less excavated in dry season form. Irregular ring spots outside the cell in both wings. Wingspan 40-50mm.

An extremely variable species with many races/ varieties and seasonal forms. The commonest of the 6 species of Grass Yellows in India. An avid mud puddler especially male in damp patches and a compulsive migrant in the south. Visits flowers of Acacias, Horse-purslane, land-caltroph, Lantana, Fiddle-leaved jatropha, Ceylon carissa, bachelorís button, dividivi, euphorbia geniculata, etc.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-07-02 20:21]

Hi Foozi,
good image of this common grass yellow (Eurema hecabe simulata Moore) Pieridae family. this image looks perfect in all respects. TFS,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-07-02 22:48]

Excellent butterfly photo! Very nice color, focus, and composition.
I am guessing on the ID: I think it may be a female Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe).

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-02 23:51]

Hi Foozi,
Very nice close up.Colors,POV,BG,details and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Foozi, perfectly focused and detailed shot of a beautiful butterfly with nice DOF and POV. TFS my friend!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-05 7:24]

Hi Foozi,
Wonderfulful shot of this Common Grass Yellow with such lovely colours and details on its wings. Nice pose captured with superb lighting and exposure management. The darkish BG lets the subject stand out elegantly. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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