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Butterflies of Manu #2

Butterflies of Manu #2
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Copyright: Simon Valdez (Elsimon) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 70] (520)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-02
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-29 7:52
Viewed: 4539
Points: 4
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Unlike in the city, in Manu laundry day was the most exciting day of the week, since we were camping on a very remote location we had to wash our clothes in the river, at the smell of both dirty (actually filthy)clothes and soap, butterflies gathered by hundreds to feed on either salts form the sweat or soap. The diversity and numbers of butterflies were staggering, most of the butterfly shots I will be posting on the following days are from laundry day in Manu.

As you can see this one is feeding on a washed t-shirt I left on the sun to dry. Hope you like it! I apologize again for the lack of ID.

Thanks for looking


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-29 8:03]

Hi Simon
I'm sorry about the ID.
I think is a vanessa specie!
Great details and colors.

Hello Simon,
once again I can give you the name of the butterfly: Baeotus baeotus from the family Nymphalidae.
Best wishes, Peter

So lovely.
I realy want to see them...

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