American Snout Butterfly
|Copyright: Mark Gasson (gasson) (126)|
|Date Taken: 2011-01-22|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 4:33|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Snout butterflies have prominent elongated mouthparts which, in concert with the antennae, give the appearance of the stem of a dead leaf. This brilliant camouflage makes them nearly invisible when hanging upsidedown under a twig.|
Thanks to Christodoulos and Peter for their help in identifying this butterfly.
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Beautiful photo with interesting composition and very good sharpness. This is certainly not moth. It is a butterfly of the genus Libythea or of the genus Libytheana.
- [2011-04-23 8:05]
your picture nicely shows the outline of the butterfly including the shape of the long palpi.
Its name is Libytheana carinenta from the subfamily Libytheinae (Nymphalidae) which includes
only a small number of species.
Best wishes, Peter
You did a great shot of a Libythea sp. butterfly usually they sit on high points of tree and so rarely you find them near the ground.This photo has a well done bokeh.
- [2011-04-23 10:47]
Another beautiful shot from you. Very simple and efficient composition, lovely colors and excellent sharpness. Very very pleasant picture.
- [2011-04-24 6:31]
Beautiful image of this butterfly with interesting colors. tfs.