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Corades chirone

Corades chirone
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Copyright: CArlos Prieto (Panthiades) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 74] (465)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-14
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Satyrinae - Worldwide - 2 - [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-21 10:56
Viewed: 5249
Points: 2
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Corades chirone (Satyrinae)

The genus Corades is exclusively South American and contrary to other Andean satyrids, it has no representatives in Central America. Corades are cloud forest butterflies easily recognised in the field by every lepidopterist by their elegant tailed hindwings and fast flight. The genus occur from about 1400m to around 3500m but is most diverse at 2400-2800m. Some species can be fairly common in the rigth biotope and sometimes gather in large number on mud or bait. Other species are solitary and unpredictable and some are exceedingly rare. The males of Corades are powerful flyers and some species are territorial.

Modified from (PYRCZ, 2004. Pronophiline butterflies of the higlands of Chachapoyas in northern Peru...(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyridae)Genus 15 (4): 455-622.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
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Hola Carlos,

I think that is the first Corades species at TN!
You show the species well-focused and with high sharpness.
Why did you crop so close? A little more space below, above and to the left
of the butterfly would have improved the general composition, in my opinion.
But nevertheless, I like to see a specimen of this neotropical Satyridae species.
I included the picture in my Satyrinae Theme no. 2 which is now also complete with 100 pictures maximum.

Best wishes, Peter

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