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Shot in the dark

Shot in the dark
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic FZ40
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-27 11:04
Viewed: 1713
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

These butterflies are exclusively Neotropical, found in humid forests from sea-level to 3000 m, from the southwestern United States to Argentina. There are around 370 species in some 40-45 genera.

Ithomiines are unpalatable because their adults seek out and sequester pyrrolizidine alkaloids from plants that they visit.

The group has repeatedly been proposed as biological indicators of ecological conditions or biological diversity within neotropical forest.

Ithomiine larvae feed mostly on Solanaceae host plants.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-27 14:04]

Hi Paulo,i search a long the exact name of this butterfly but...how is big this family...ehehe..i haven't a good answer to about the ID,i'm sorry.But i give you my best compliments for this great pic of this fantastic rare beauty! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paulo,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. This is a top quality image. Absolutely gorgeous. Nice colorful butterfly. Excellent contrast.
TFS Marius.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-01-28 18:11]

Hello Paulo,
Great job of using the flash. Nicely focused while showing good detail and beautiful colors. I love their unique wing structure and rich colorful markings. I saw some of these while in Costa Rica as well as Brazil.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-01-30 1:30]

Hi Paulo,
Amazing colours and sharpness details of this nice butterfly.
Nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

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