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Lycaenidae Sp
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 11:11
Viewed: 3267
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa).

Thanks our new friend Melania Marchi (ikonta) for the correct ID!

In earlier times, this was a rare lycaenid in my region, but have recently increased their population here. It is a type of lycaenid that I could never identify.

Thanks by stop and visit!


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily: Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family: Lycaenidae (Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Harvesters)
Subfamily: Theclinae (Hairstreaks)
Genus: Strymon
Species: istapa (Mallow Scrub Hairstreak)

Other Common Names:
Modest Hairstreak
Columella Hairstreak

Synonyms and other taxonomic changes:
Strymon columella modesta

Underwing gray with 2 black spots near base of HW, prominent postmedian band, and short tails. Male has a dark patch on dorsal side of each FW. Florida individuals more boldly marked than ones in Texas. Compare with Disguised Hairstreak (S. limenia).

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: GIMP 2.4.3
Exposure Time: 1/1614
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 7300/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2010-08-08 11:49
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire.
File Size: 266 kb

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-22 11:15]

Ciao Jesus,una bella novita' della mia famiglia preferita,qualita' fotografica immensa,come sempre,e perfetta gestione della luce senza bruciare i bianchi.Complimenti e buona serata,LUCIANO

hello Neighbour Jesus
very nice picture with great sharpness and good pose
beautiful colours to
great shot
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-22 11:35]

Hello Jesús,
A beauty this butterfly. Excellent sharp detailed and very beautiful natural colours. Perfect DOF and composition. Great matching OOF BG.

Ciao Jesus,
un'altra splendida immagine da aggiungere alla tua vasta galleria di farfalle, ottima definizione e bellissimi colori naturali.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

This one is so lovely, Jesus, the colours so bright and sunny, the butterfly in good sharpness, I enjoy looking very much, thanks.
Warm regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-22 12:25]

Hello Jesus,
Very fine capture of this beautiful butterfly. Sharp details and natural colours.Looks very beautiful against the green background. Excellent composition too.Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-22 12:30]
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Hello Jesús,
A fine macro of a female Lycaenid butterfly that seems to be ovipositing on the flowers.
The sharpness, the right DOF to provide the blurry BG and the composition are superb.
S. Amercican Lycaenids are an ID jungle to me! Sorry!
Thanks and have a good week,

bello scatto, ottima nitidezza sul soggetto,perfetta composizione.
Questa potrebbe esssere Strymon i.istapa, farfalla di America, ma č solo una idea, io non ho mai visto, in Italy non vive.
Guarda qui:

Mi sembra che gli rassomigli.
Ciao, Melania.

Hola Jesús

Una fantastica imagen de esta clase de mariposas, de las que hay muchas parecidas y yo las confundo. Parece por la pose que tiene, como si estuviera poniendo huevos. Perfecta imagen y nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio y buena semana con más tiempo libre.

Hello Jesus,
What a wonderful capture with such superb colours and details.
Great macro with excellent light and composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-22 16:11]

Hi Jesus,

A lovely picture of this beautiful butterfly with the pretty, soft colors. The beiges and whites are wonderful and you show the pretty markings in good detail. A nice pose on the yellow flowers and a good composition.


Hola Jesus
what a beautiful lycaenid and its great macro capture. sharp details great. also POV/DOF, blurry BG, color contrasting and light using. nicely composed and presented.
thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-22 21:12]

Hi Jesus,
Splendid photo of this little Butterfly, TFS!

Hi Jesus,
A nice capture of this beautiful butterfly ovipositing. Excellent composition with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Ciao Jesus, grazie alla nuova amica melania per l'id e ovviamente a te per mostrarci questa deliziosa piccolina, altra macro perfettamente eseguita, splendida gestione della luce e dettagli strepitosi, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-08-23 3:57]

Hi Jesus. Once a fine close up of this butterfly. Your side POV lets us see every detail. All with such natural colours. Well taken TFS.

Ciao Jesus. Eccellente lavoro per dettaglio e nitdezza. Ottima luce. Gran lavoro considerando anche il POV.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-23 7:13]

Beautiful butterfly in colorful settings, lovely flowers and lighting. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-23 9:20]

Hello Jesus
Excelelnt closed up.Very sharp image with fantastic detail.Good pose and beautiful colors.
TFS Michel

Bonsoir Jésus
Bonne netteté, pose trčs naturelle.
Merci pour cette trčs jolie photo

Hello Jesus
Nice capture, with this sharp detailled butterfly posed on this beautiful yellow flower, great blurred BG and wonderful composition
Have a good night

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