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Leptodes pirithous


Leptodes pirithous
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-17 11:02
Viewed: 1202
Points: 9
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Leptodes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)
Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Common name:Lang's Short-tailed Blue and Common Zebra Blue

Leptotes pirithous is a small butterfly with a wingspan of 21–29 mm in males and 24–30 mm in females. The uppersides of the wings are purple bluish in males, bluish-brown in female. The undersides are dark beige striped with white lines. The hindwings show marginal orange and black spots and two small tails. For the design of the undersides of the wings they can be confused with Lampides boeticus and Cacyreus marshalli.

The larvae feed on the flowers and fruits of Fabaceae, Rosaceae and Plumbaginaceae species. It is polyvoltive species that can be found all year round in Crete. Apparently, the larvae are unable to perform a diapause.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-17 11:06]

Hi Nikos,a beautiful decentralized composition,a specie disappers in my country,always nice to see. The sharpness is good on the flower and head but not the best on the op of the wing.Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-09-17 17:46]

Hello Nikos,
A beautiful butterfly with lovely wing markings. Well saturated colors and just the right exposure. The flower that it is perched on appears very sharp, but the wings seem to be a bit soft for some unknown reason. I like the way you framed it leaving plenty of space in front.
Ron

Hello Nikos,
Beautiful butterfly. Like patterns on its wing. Butterfly and flowering plant are in vertical shape, so in my opinion picture should be taken in vertical frame where bit space below in front of the butterfly. Here left portion is BLANK SPACE to me. This space doesn't have any role with the picture. In vertical frame you could have been avoid such BLANK SPACE. Moreover, wing looks softer than flowering plant.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

Hello Nikos,
This is a very nice specie of butterfly. The colors are very nice.
Marius.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely small butterfly, wonderful natural colors, beautiful decentred composition, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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