Striped Albatross - Appias libythea.
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|Striped Albatross or Appias libythea |
Sometimes it is really hard to get a shot of a butterfly. Sometimes when the camera is not with you it just stopped in front of you, tame enough to be caught with your hands. That is a butterfly story.
Striped Albatross , Appias libythea is a small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in India.The Striped Albatross gets its name from the male butterfly, which is white with prominent black veins on the underside. The female is dark dusted with yellow wing bases. This species established itself in Malaysia and Singapore about 50 years ago, due to the wildspread abundance of its food plant the Wild Cat's Whisker (Cleome ciliata).
It is a common butterfly which can be found in the urban areas of Singapore. Both the males and females can be seen flying in bright sunshine in HDB estates and even in the midst of downtown traffic.
Males are sometimes observed feeding on damp seepages on roadsides in numbers. The females do not demonstrate such behaviour, preferring to feed on the nectar of flowers.
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- [2008-04-18 9:58]
Striped Albatross....Appias libythea.
- [2008-04-26 18:49]
Wonderful shot of this small white butterfly in a classic pose. The fence gives the image a different perspective. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and light. A great DOF isolates the subjects from the BG and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.
- [2008-04-30 16:06]
Nice colors, wonderful shot.!
Assalamualaikum Foozi. Nice shot at this albatross in pleasant muted green background. This black and white butterfly is gorgeous and well perched on that small flower. I made a tighter crop in the ws and hope you like it because you have captured a super sharp image with your tele lens. Well done and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni