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The Queen is Having Dinner

The Queen is Having Dinner
Photo Information
Copyright: Edgar Serrano (eserrano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 2 N: 29] (296)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300/4.0-5.6 III
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-24 8:49
Viewed: 3066
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a North and South American butterfly with a wingspan of 2.75–3.25" (70–88mm). Females lay small white eggs singly on plants. The egg hatches into a black caterpillar with transverse white stripes and yellow spots, and three pairs of long, black filaments. The caterpillar feeds on the milkweed and sequesters chemicals that make it distasteful to some predators. It then goes through six instars, after which the larva finds a suitable spot to pupate. The adult emerges 7 to 10 days afterwards. D. gilippus has multiple generations a year.

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Hola Edgard.
Una formidable captura, con esos colores tan espectaculares. Buen encuadre y estupenda presentación.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-09-24 10:04]


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