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Funereal Duskywing

Funereal Duskywing
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Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Butterflies and Moths, My personal butterflies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-17 7:18
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Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)

Wing span: 1 5/16 - 1 3/4 inches (3.4 - 4.5 cm).

Identification: Forewing is narrow and pointed, hindwing is somewhat triangular. Upperside of wing is black; forewing has a dull brown patch at the end of the cell. Hindwing has white fringe on the outer margin.
Male has a costal fold containing yellow scent scales; female has a patch of scent scales on the 7th abdominal segment.

Life history: Eggs are laid singly under host plant leaves.
Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest in shelters of rolled or tied leaves. Caterpillars from the last brood hibernate.

Flight: Three broods from March-December (in North America).

Caterpillar hosts: Various legumes including New Mexican locust (Robinia neomexicana), bur clover (Medicago hispida), deerweed (Lotus scoparius), desert ironwood (Olneya tesota), and vetch (Vicia species).

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Deserts, warm or arid lowlands, roadsides.

Range: Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas south to Argentina. Strays north to northern Illinois, northeast Nebraska, central Colorado, southern Nevada, and central California.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-17 8:11]

This one is aptly named as well. It looks like the angel of death. You managed to capture this spooky character with very good sharpness and detail. Thanks for sharing

Ricardo, Looks like the Chestnut Crescent I posted some time ago. This specie is called a "Funereal Duskywing". At 1st look thought color was flat from fill flash. Then I realized it's just "Dusky". ;-) Informative note, Thanx

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-17 10:24]

Les papillons semblent de retour ;-) Et celui-ci est beau aussi, bien net, jolie photo bien composée.
Well done !

Now in this composition is were the boys get seperated from the men. Excellent job to get the exposure right in this light. Great detail, great note. Thanx Ricardo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-17 13:53]

Lovely picture Ricardo. Lovely detail and excellent compostion. The note is very informative. Great stuff.

bonsoir Ricardo,
encore une tres belle photo d'une grande netteté.
un bien beau papillon accompagné (comme d'habitude) d'une excellente note.

Very nice ricerdo the feather edging to the wings and the almost metalic sheen adds to the whole, good notes too

Estas últimas fotos parece que metiste a las mariposas en un libro y despues las pegaste a la planta con pegamento, desde luego calculas bien la perpendicularidad antes de disparar. :D
Otra más con excelente detalle y calidad, desde luego el nivel que se ve por aquí incita a los más novatos a mejorar.

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-09-18 13:30]

A very good shot.
Excellent composition and nice sharp detail.
A very informative note too.
Well done.

Rap ..the photo is great..but i hate the brawn colour.DOP and composition are great.I will save this picture for my desktop background.i hate funereal.

Hi Ricardo


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