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Enodia anthedon

Enodia anthedon
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 6:34
Viewed: 2565
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This medium-sized butterfly is soft purplish brown in colour above and below, with slightly scalloped wing margins. The forewings have four pale-bordered dark spots above, repeated on the underside with white pupils. The second spot is always much smaller (sometimes absent) on the upperside. The hindwings have five similar spots above and six beneath; the last one on the underside has a double pupil. Wingspan: 43 to 53 mm.

Enodia anthedon is found throughout most of the central and eastern U.S., and in Canada from Nova Scotia to east-central Alberta, reaching north to Chicoutimi County, Quebec, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Flin Flon, Manitoba, and La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

Enodia anthedon is one of the few truly shade-loving butterflies in Canada. It is found only in rich deciduous or mixed wooded areas, usually where the undergrowth is thick. Unlike most other species, which prefer trails, clearings, and woods edges, it is usually found in dense areas, seemingly unaffected by the shade. It often lands, and roosts, on tree trunks, one to three metres from the ground, and feeds on sap, dung, and mud, almost never on flowers.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Enodia
Species: E. anthedon


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hello Derek my neighbor,
you come with a fantastic picture of Enodia anthedon, it is not available in our country but through your picture i enjoyed the beauty of this nice creature.
best sharpness, colour and composition,
best wishes,

Ciao Derek, fantastic butterfly on lovely blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Derek,
another nice photo of the butterfly. Again very good point of view. Nice colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-11 9:53]

Hi Derek,
Very nice photo of the butterfly. Excellent composition
nice colours and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Derek
Interesting butterfly and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

Excellent macro shot, amazing bokeh.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-12 4:23]
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Hello Derek,
Always interesting to sse rarely shown species on TN. Living in shadowy places it must be quite difficult to spot them and even more to take pictures of them.
The picture itself has for me a little bit strange colors, probably due to use of the flash.
Kind regards

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