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Protographium philolaus philolaus


Protographium philolaus  philolaus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6421 W: 89 N: 15570] (65152)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-16 16:02
Viewed: 3553
Points: 50
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Protographium
Species: P. philolaus philolaus

Synonyms
Papilio philolaus Boisduval, 1836
Eurytides philolaus
Graphium philolaus
Neographium philolaus
Papilio philolaus ajax Eimer, 1889 (preocc. Linnaeus, 1758)
Papilio philolaus nigrescens Eimer, 1889
Papilio philolaus f. niger Eimer, 1889
Papilio philolaus ab. felicis Fruhstorfer, 1904
Eurytides philolaus f. vazquezae Beutelspacher, 1976
Papilio xanticles Bates, 1863
Papilio plaesiolaus Staudinger, 1884
Papilio xanticles var. phileonra Haase, 1892
Papilio xanticles f. scheba Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
Eurytides xanticles
Neographium xanticles

The Dark Zebra Swallowtail or Dark Kite-Swallowtail (Protographium philolaus) is a butterfly of the Papilionidae family. It is found from southern Texas to northern South America.
The wingspan is 90–95 mm. There are broad black bars on the upper surface of the forewings of the males. Females are similar, although some are almost completely black. Both sexes have long tails. Adults feed on flower nectar.
The larvae feed on Annonaceae species
This subspecie live only in Mexico.

PHOTOGRAPHIUM FILOLAO FILOLAO

The Dark Zebra Swallowtail (Protographium Filolao) è una farfalla della famiglia Papilionidae. Si trova dal sud del Texas a nord del Sud America.
L'apertura alare è di 90-95 mm. Ci sono ampie strisce nere sulla superficie superiore delle ali anteriori dei maschi. Le femmine sono simili, anche se alcuni sono quasi completamente nere. Entrambi i sessi hanno la coda lunga. Gli adulti si nutrono di nettare dei fiori.
Le larve si nutrono delle specie Annonaceae
Questa sottospecie vive solo in Messico

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Hello Luciano,
beautiful capture of these butterflies with good sharpness and fine symmetry. It almost looks that they are rivals and right about to fight now. I also like the beautiful colours and the splendid light.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Amazing butterflies! Welcome back Luciano!
Impressive photo from Mexico! Very good composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Ah Ah! Primo colpo di cannone dall'esperieza messicana! Si apprezza una ottima DOF e un buon - non ottimo- dettaglio. Magnifici i colori.

Roberto

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 0 N: 2405] (10600)
  • [2012-05-16 23:54]

Ciao Luciano,
fantastic shot ..
Very nice and sharpness composition with good details and lovely colours.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Ciao Luciano, sta foto vale da sola il viaggio in Messico, favoloso tete a tete di due fantastiche farfalle, più di 9 centimetri di apertura alare, quasi un aeroplano, magnifici colori, splendida nitidezza, ottima messa a fuoco di ambo gli esemplari, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-17 0:25]

Hello Luciano,
What a splendid butterblies! Great photo in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Taken from an excellent low POV in a nice composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2012-05-17 2:29]

Ciao Luciano,
So that's where you were! Welcome back!
Very nice capture of these two male Dark Zebra Swallowtails mud-puddling. Excellent sharpness and the right DOF. Fine light-management and natural colours.
Great to view!
Thanks and best regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 1 N: 530] (5755)
  • [2012-05-17 4:40]

Gran foto Luciano y un gran momento el captado de estas dos bellas mariposas. Tiene también una buenísima perspectiva. Enhorabuena. Un saludo.

hello Luciano
very good picture with great details and beautiful colours
nice composition
thanks greeting lou

Boa tarde Luciano
Wonderful butterflies and excellent capture my Friend.Great POV and composition,wonderful natural colours and great sharpness as usual.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good day!
J.Diogo

Hi Luciano,
beautiful!!! Excellent point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition. Great sharpness and details.
Congratulations!
Maciek

Bonsoir Luciano,

Les papillons sont bien placés dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des papillons Protographium philolaus philolaus. La qualité de la lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful butterfly species. Superb colors and very good details.
Where did you find them?
Lovely capture!
Marius.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-17 9:14]
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Ciao Luciano, bentornato!
Bellissime queste farfalle, riprese in un simpatico faccia a faccia, con buona nitidezza e
ottimo DOF. Splendidi colori. Peccato che la pavimentazione non ci fa apprezzare al meglio i dettagli delle farfalle.
Comunque un'ottima composizione: complimenti.
ciao e buona serata!
---------
Dai un'occhiata qui ...mandala a qualche amico di fede diversa :)))

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-17 9:27]

Hi Luciano.
You are happy taking so amazing picture of the charming scene. What beautiful species. You have pictured at amazing low POV and wonderful DOF. Sharpness of the fine pair of insects combines with nice blurred and attractively illuminated BG greatly. Bravo.
Alexei.

Hello Luciano
Magnificent photo, to photograph one of these butterflies is fantastic, to have two amazing.
Excellent point of view and detail.
regards yiannis

Hello Luciano,

A great capture with beautiful coloration patterns, sharpness & details. Great presentation of this pair & POV. Very nicely done & TFS.

I was wondering where you were at, but now we know...Welcome back to TN!

Regards & best wishes!

Umar

una doppietta alla Del Piero nella trasferta oltreoceano....qualita' non eccelsa ma il fuso orario ti giustifica!!!!
sERGIO

Salut Luciano

Photo prise avec excellent timing, superbe POV
au niveau des papillons, également excellent DOF,
une très belle lumière et tons de couleurs,
superbe focus, netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

dovresti considerarti fortunato di avere trovato due farfalle , complimenti per la foto Luciano, strabella, prospettiva, colori dettagli e focus sulle farfalle sono veramente super,

ciao e buona serata,

tino

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-19 2:46]

Ciao Luciano,

A truly lovely pair. Amazing butterflies and an excellent capture.

Well done!

Ishi

Maravillosa! de escelente realización técnica y de gran realismo.
Saludos Luciano.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2012-05-21 12:54]

Hello Luciano,
What a wonderful capture of these two fabulous Swallowtails!! I love the low POV, the sharp details and beautiful light and colours.
I bet you had a lovely time in Mexico!!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-05-28 21:08]

Ciao Luciano,

What a moment you captured...... just great ! Lovely light and colors ! Great POV ! tfs Tina

Ciao Luciano,
You should do a picture book on butterflies, your photos are really excellent and with exceptional quality.This is another picture perfect image, well done.
erwin...

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