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"Charaxes varanes"

"Charaxes varanes"
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-08-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-10 16:27
Viewed: 416
Points: 6
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I searched the web to try to find this butterfly and asked if anyone could identify it here?

See Lousat's message identifying it as "Charaxes varanes" - since it is native to Africa, not the USA - I am going to try to find out how it got into the exhibition.

Taken at Brookside Gardens in Maryland USA during their annual butterfly celebration


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To lousat: Amazing!Alan_Kolnik 1 08-11 16:11
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Hello Alan

I do not know the species but it is beautiful specimen with great details and a beautiful ocher hue

ciao Deffra

Ciao Alan, I canot recognize your beautiful butterfly, sorry, great macro, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Alan,finally i have the name! This is a "Charaxes varanes", the pearl emperor, Karkloof emperor, or pearl charaxes, a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, found in Africa from Saudi Arabia to South Africa. It's easy to take in a butterfly exhibition as you do, but the pic is absolutely wonderful,the top of perfection talking about sharpness and exposure,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano (5 comments to my last 5 pics to pay...ahahahah)

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