Unusual Andean Satyrid
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|Neopedaliodes juba jubilosa|
The Satyrinae of the Andean regions of South America are gradually becoming better understood. Although the species juba was originally described by Staudenger in 1887, it was placed by him in Pedaliodes. Recently, revisions of this group have led to the erection of several new genera and subspecies. You can find an interesting article at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/mcguire/allyn_pdfs/AME151.pdf.
The subspecies jubilosa is found on the eastern side of the Andean range in Ecuador and, probably, northern Peru.
This image hand held in natural light. I know it is a shame that the grass crosses the right wing tip, and that the DOF is lacking on the right side, but this is an new species for TN, so I suspect it might still interest some members, especially those who are keen on montane Satyrs.
Happy New Year. Alan.
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Thanks for the wish Alan.
This is nice capture from dorsal pov. The light catching on the head is beautiful on this well framed butterfly. Looking forward to more great photos in 2011.
Thanks and greeting from Malaysia - Jusni
Interesting species and nice photo with good composition, and wonderful colours.
Nice to see the butterfly, and the picture is quite adequate. regards Yiannis
Ciao Alan, wonderful butterfly with fantastic colors, splendid macro with fine details, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011, ciao Silvio