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Cacyreus marshalli

Cacyreus marshalli
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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: 2016-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-09-27 11:06
Viewed: 1104
Points: 6
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Cacyreus marshalli Butler, 1897
Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Common name: Geranium bronze

Info from Wikipedia:

Cacyreus marshalli is an African butterfly introduced in Greece in 2009 and in Europe in 2005 with imported plants. The wingspan is 15–23 mm for males and 18–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas, but usually from August to May in South Africa. At higher altitudes adults are on wing in December and January. It is brown with a fine black edge interlaced with white and a very thin tail. The underside is grey-brown with dark bands. The caterpillar feeds on cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, as well as on species of the related Geranium genus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-09-27 11:12]

Hi Nikos,very lucky meeting with this couple mating....a common butterfly in my country too now,a disaster for geraniums. The pic is a bit soft talking about the sharpness but truly lovely. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely maiting couple, splendid light, fine details, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Nikos
very nice post of this couple
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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