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Purple Bush Brown - Thanks to Jusni


Purple Bush Brown - Thanks to Jusni
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-25 17:02
Viewed: 3192
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks for viewing this beautiful creation called Butterfly. I really appreciate Mr. Jusni Nasirun who furnish me with the ID. Sorry that I have to catch you most of the times.
This one was taken in a forest reserve . Sometimes I got confused with the identification of the butterfly,especially the ring type. Im just guessing due to the rings, but this is very serious there is no co-relation between rings and names. But they never meet, i.e guessing and scientific facts.
The Purple Bush Brown is rather local in distribution and is rare. One of the distinguishing features of this species of Mycalesis is that the prominently yellow-ringed ocelli (eye-spots) are rather uniform in size and are almost all present on both the fore- and hindwings below. The rather broad white post-discal band on the underside is faintly violet-washed.
Here is some decription after getting the ID from Mr. Jusni:
The Purple Bush Brown is a forest species and is most often encountered in the forest fringes. ( Very true) It is usually found singly and flies low amongst the grasses and undergrowth in shaded localities. ( Very true too as you could see, the photo encircle the green green grass)
Description
Family : Nymphalidae
SubFamily : Satyrinae
Common Name : Purple Bush Brown

So Im just looking as an ordinary man. But whatever it is they are beautiful whether colourful or not.

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Assalamualaikum Foozi. You have captured a rather rare one here as I have yet to get in my collection. It is Mycalesis orseis nautilus (Purple Bush Brown). This is a forest species so I don't get them around my house. One of the distinguishing features of this species of Mycalesis is that the prominently yellow-ringed ocelli (eye-spots) are rather uniform in size and are almost all present on both the fore- and hindwings below. Excellent shot in sharp detail with beautiful markings on the wings. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
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