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Itaballia demophile - LINNAEUS, 1776

Itaballia demophile - LINNAEUS, 1776
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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: 2011-01-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-20 18:05
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Points: 36
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"Black-banded White"
Itaballia demophile LINNAEUS, 1776

Hello friends!

Yesterday, "walking" through web pages of butterflies, I found the ID of this butterfly shoted by me the past January moth.

This is a new butterfly in my collection, certainly, of all "whites" in my area, I think this is the least common.

If you look good, at the bottom of the photo is another pair of antennae, these are of another butterfly. Interestingly, they are mating, and the second butterfly was almost completely hidden by the green leaf! ... These butterflies are really restless, and this was the only opportunity to take a picture I found...ˇTired of love both! :)



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Itaballia
Specific name: Itaballia demophile

Introduction: The genus Itaballia contains only 3 species - pandosia, marana and demophile, all confined to the neotropical region.

Itaballia demophile is the commonest and most widespread member of the genus, being found from Mexico to Paraguay. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but the markings of the female are heavier and browner.

Habitats: The butterfly is found in disturbed habitats including forest clearings, riverbanks, roadsides, fields, cattle pastures and wasteland, at altitudes between sea level and at least 800m.

Lifecycle: The following applies in general to the genus Itaballia :

The eggs are yellow, and laid singly on leaves of Capparis ( Capparidaceae ).

The caterpillars are typically green, adorned with yellow and blue tubercles.

The chrysalis is whitish and adorned with black spikes on the back. It is formed on a mat of silk spun on the upper surface of Capparis leaves.

Adult behaviour: Males are usually seen in small numbers, amidst mixed aggregations of Pieridae and Papilionidae which "mud-puddle" on river sandbanks, seepages and other sources of mineralised moisture

About this shot:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/1244
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 14400/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2011-01-16 10:44
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 245 kb

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-20 20:47]

Hola Jesús!
Que bonita foto !buen color y buen manejo de la luz y estupendo DOF!
Te lo félicito mucho! Gracias por compartir!
Un abrazo!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-06-20 22:41]

wonderful angle. great clarity and sharpness. unique species of butterfly.

No ... I will not begin with poetry here although this image deserves
some quote from the Shakespeare's love writings.....what an elegance,
what a classic, what a stile and what a delicate legs .... well,
maybe not "legs";) but the beauty of this seemingly ordinary
creature is breathtaking indeed!
Great capture in every respect! Bravo friend Jesus!
George Veltchev

Ciao Jesus, spettacolare questo scatto. Una splendida farfalla ed una grandissima foto. Un caro saluto, Paolo

Ciao Jesus. Perfetto dettaglio sulla trama grafica delel ali e fantastico contrasto. Bellissima farfalla!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-21 1:45]

Hello Jesus,
A beautiful capture of this pretty white butterfly balancing on a leaf! Beautiful details and whites against the dark background. Nicely framed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

gran bella farfalla, molto bella,
complimenti Jesus !
la luce la trovo un pocchino forte, e ti ha mangiato qualche dettaglio sul soggetto,

un caro saluto e buona giornata ti auguro,


ps sei un birichino, potevi dirmelo ce sai italiano, x non lasciarmi rompermi la testa col inglese,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-06-21 2:32]

Hello Jesús,
Your mastery of your camera is complete in this capture of this fine specimen of the Black-banded White. This is a shot I cannot fault, for it is top quality in every aspect.
Well done my friend and thanks for sharing this beauty,
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-21 4:40]

Hello Jesús,
Excellent photo in all aspects. Great sharpness, details and splendid colours. Fantastic contrasting BG, DOF and composition.

Ciao Jesus,
una bellissima immagine di Itaballia demophile, straordinaria nitidezza e magnifiche tonalitŕ di colore, ottimo il punto di ripresa laterale per una composizione di grande effetto visivo
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Gorgeous butterfly and an equally captivating image of it, Jesus. You keep on springing pleasant surprises at us. Keep them going, man!
The delicate colours and the veins on the wings of this beauty are very well presented in this close-up capture.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Jesus,
Another splendid species of butterflies. Excellent natural colors and very good focus. The composition is great.
Lovely contrast against the dark background.

Ciao Jesus, altra magnifica farfalla nuova per me, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, altra perla per la tua fantastica collezione, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-21 9:18]

Ciao George,ogni giorno una nuova sorpresa...e sempre bellissima!Ma quante bellissime specie ci sono dalle tue parti,anche questa č nuova per me,e la tua foto di altissima qualita' č il miglior modo per scoprirla.Grazie e buona serata,Luciano

Presentáis unas ezpecies Jesús que ni nos imaginábamos. Aparte de la buena nitidez
y el formato bien estudiado, me encanta el blanco; ese blanco es blanco y lo demás son
historias. Enhorabuena de nuevo por tan bonito trabajo.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Another fantastic photo Jesus! The composition, the colours, the lighting and the sharpness are excellent.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-21 12:41]

Hi Jesus.
Amazing picture and beautiful butterfly. Very interesting composition, perfect focus sharp detail around the butterfly. A really like amazing bright colors and perfect blurred BG. Great work! Thank you for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Jesús

Excellent photo of this butterfly with fine POV
and appropriate framing, beautiful light and
color tones, excellent focus sharpness and details,



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