|Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat)
|Date Taken: 2017-11-25|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-12-08 1:55|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|FIRST TIME ON TN|
Anthanassa frisia, the Cuban crescentspot, Cuban checkerspot or Cuban crescent, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. Subspecies tulcis is known by the common names pale-banded crescent or Tulcis crescent; it is treated as a species by some authors. The nominate subspecies is found in the West Indies and southern Florida, with strays to northern Florida. Subspecies tulcis is found from Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to southern Texas, strays to west Texas and southern Arizona. Other subspecies are resident to South America.
The wingspan of subspecies frisia is 32–45 mm. Adults are on wing most of the year in southern Florida and throughout the year in the tropics. Subspecies tulcis has a wingspan of 32–35 mm. Adults are on wing from May to November in southern Texas.
Larvae of subspecies frisia feed on Beloperone guttata, while tulcis larvae have been recorded on Dicliptera species. Other recorded food plants include Ruellia species. Adults feed on flower nectar.
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Nice specimen of butterfly. Interesting colors of the wings.
I am coming back to TN & is greeted with the absolute gorgeous color of your butterfly specimen. The focus seems to be sharp on the head and the body and is a bit soft on the wings. Congratulations for posting this species on TN.
Another gem of a picture from your trip to Cuba, Luciano.
Awesome details and colours on the open wings.
Ciao Luciano, altra bellezza esptica e gran prima, cpmplimenti anche per le idemtificazioni, gran macroanche wuesta, sempre 10 e lode, ciao Silvio
It's always fascinating to post a "firsttimer" on TN - it's never an exception. :-) Photography-wise, this image is technically good, but not such spectacular due to the butterfly's pose. With fully open wings the photo might be a stunner, with the visible one it's simply just good.
Kind regards from Ireland, László
La végétation cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Anthanassa frisé. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.