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Anartia jatrophae 2

Anartia jatrophae 2
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-06 2:39
Viewed: 1987
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Open wings version,you can see the other side in one of my previous post.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Victorinini
Genus: Anartia
Species:A. jatrophae

The genus Anartia is closely allied to Junonia and its Afro-Oriental equivalent Precis and shares their liking for sunny open habitats in disturbed woodland.
There are 5 Anartia species of which jatrophae is the commonest and most widespread. The others are lyrtea from Haiti, chrysopelea from Cuba, fatima from central America and the beautiful black, red and white amathea from mainland South America.
When freshly emerged jatrophae has a beautiful mother-of-pearl luminescence that is difficult to reproduce in a photograph, but after only a short while the colours fade to a dull greyish-white.
Anartia jatrophae is distributed from the southern USA to Bolivia and Argentina. It is also found on most Caribbean islands.
This species is found in disturbed habitats such as gardens, forest clearings, orchards, farmland and grassy riverbanks. It is primarily a lowland insect, but occurs up to an altitude of about 1500m.The eggs are ribbed, yellowish-green in colour, and laid singly on leaves of Blechum, Ruellia and other Acanthaceae; also on Bacopa and Lindernia ( Scrophulariacae ) and Lippia ( Verbenaceae ).This is a sun-loving species. It is active mainly in the mornings when it can be seen basking on the ground or on low foliage. Later in the day when temperatures rise it rests in semi-shaded situations at the forest edge, or sits in open sunlight with the wings held erect. In the late afternoon when the temperature begins to dip, the butterflies commonly bask at the top of coarse grasses and herbage.

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...available in S.America also...Color natural.clear foto.But dts all.Too centered,no attractive compo...,Even b-fly's point ob view isn't aesthetic to me. Rgds -Harris

Ciao Luciano, gran regalo per la Befana, fantastica bellezza ripresa con la solita classe, splendida nitidezza, fantastici colori e ottimi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano!
Lovely butterfly and a great shot with excellent details and a great focus. Beautiful pattern on wings with attractive variations of brownish shades. Nice selection of POV and very good contrast with greenish surroundings. Thanks for sharing this fine shot,
Best Regards,

Ciao Luciano
Brazilian beauties eh? Wonderful soft colors, great sharpness and clarity.Thanks!
Have a great day!

GREAT capture of this butterfly.The color pattern looks very nice and very beautiful frame.

Hello Luciano,
Very beautiful photo, gorgeous butterfly, great composition, color and sharpness.

Ciao Luciano

Great image of this very beautiful butterfly, excellent clarity, beautiful natural colors, nice blurring natural BG, fine details.



Hello Luciano

It is a very beautiful photo, very fine POV to show the shape and patterns
of this butterfly, excellent light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-01-06 12:33]

A real beauty. There is something about the light on the butterfly that makes it very special!

Well done, Luciano!


I have seen White Peacock(bird), but haven't seen butterfly in our area, although Peacock species are available here, Luciano. Well captured with good sharpness and color. Like its details, as well as perfect WB. Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes

Hello Lousat,
Beautiful picture of Anartia jatrophae. Superb clarity and details. I like it very much.
Regards, Smitha.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-01-07 4:08]

Hello Luciano,
a very beautiful butterfly,nice details species,thanks and regards..

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-01-07 9:50]

Ciao Luciano,
Very nice capture ..
Good exposure. Very fine brightness and colours. Good sharpness
Best wishes,

hallo Luciano
great shot with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano,
A very nice picture of this butterfly, the depth of field is really good, lovely colours, good lighting and great sharpness, very nice and neat picture,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

hi Luciano
very beautiful, excellent POV
Una salutació forta i cordial

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2015-01-11 16:20]

Olá Luciano excelente foto de qualidade muito boa,meus parabéns pela bela imagem.

Hi Mr. Luciano,

looking through the gallery then i was attracted and stumbled on this beauty. great capture with clear and natural colors , the subject was emphasized by the green background. Wonderful. TFS!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-01-13 7:01]

Bonjour Luciano,
Tu as pu capter quelques papillons au Brésil et comme toujours tu as cherché l'ID, un grand merci donc.
Image classique, couleurs naturelles.
Bonne année avec un peu de retard, je n'étais pas chez moi.

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