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|Name: Asterocampa leilia|
Desert Hackberry Butterfly
A butterfly that likes warm habitats, having its range from S Mexico to S Texas and Arizona.
They are feeding on mud (for the minerals) and ocasionally nectar; theis adult lifespan is 2-3 weeks, having many flights: early spring to late autumn in the U.S. and all year around in Mexico.
Wingspan between 3 and 4,5 cm. No wings pattern differnces between sexes.
Hostplant: Celtis trees (Ulmaceae family).
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- [2005-11-25 7:31]
What a nice and interesting butterfly that you have well captured ! Perhaps DOF is a bit shallow... Congratulations Petru and thanks for sharing.
that's a wonderful butterfly with nice colours and in a pretty position. Sharpness could be a little better, anyway, very good shot, I like it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Nicely composed shot. Good POV showing the wing pattern and colours. Good light. TFS.
- [2005-11-30 4:31]
Petru, this is very good of the butterfly, he is nice and sharp. I like his colouring and wing pattern too. Very good capture, well done.
- [2005-12-01 6:35]
Nice shot of this beautiful butterfly!
A bit soft on focus on the edges o the wings.
Very good BG!