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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P32
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Club: on the hands: the nature in our hands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 12:09
Viewed: 11874
Points: 8
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Anartia Jatrophae

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Macrolepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Anartia
Species: Anartia jatrophae

Geographic Range
Anartia jatrophae are very common in Central America and the Caribbean, as well as southern Texas and Florida. Small numbers can also be found in North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.

White peacock butterflies are commonly found in warm, open, weedy areas such as fields or parks where water is abundant -usually in the form of a pond or stream. Adult butterflies are often seen along roadside ditches where host plants are abundant

Physical Description
The eggs of this species are small and green and found on the underside of host plant (Bacopa monniera) leaves. Caterpillars are black with silver or white dots and branched spines. The chrysalis is light green with small black dots. The upper side of the adult butterfly is white and contains a round black spot with a light-to-dark brown crescent-shaped trim on forewing. The hindwing has two spots similar to those on the forewing and is trimmed with the same crescent trim in brown to orange. The two front legs are non-functioning, giving the appearance of only four legs- characteristic of all members of the Nymphalidae family. In dry or winter seasons, the White Peacock becomes paler and larger.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2005-12-18 12:34]

Very beautiful indeed!
Excellent details!
I like the BG with the blue sky!

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2005-12-18 13:25]

A nice butterfly in the blue sky. It's all over sharp.

Hello Ninfa

Welcome to the "On hands club". Very good capture with plenty of details on the wings - it is a little soft in focus on the head. Colours look great and I wonder what it looks like on the upper side of the wings. Cropping/composition could be better - IMO - if you cropped out most of thesky in the top (about 2/3).

All over a very nice capture of a little beauty which I have never seen before and a very informative note to follow.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-03 6:18]

Hola Ninfa.
Que bonita composion, buenos contrastes y detalles hasta de tu mano.
Saludos y feliz aņo nuevo 2006...RICARDO.

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