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Happy new year 2011


Happy new year 2011
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.3
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 2:48
Viewed: 2638
Points: 6
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Wish you a very happy new year 2011.

Common Grass Yellow
Eurema hecabe simulata Moore PIERIDAE

Upperside bright yellow. FW with broadly black excavated border in the apex and termen. HW with narrow irregular border. The borders broader in female. Underside both wings yellow. FW with 2 cell black spots and the border not or less excavated in dry season form. Irregular ring spots outside the cell in both wings. Wingspan 40-50mm.

An extremely variable species with many races/ varieties and seasonal forms. The commonest of the 6 species of Grass Yellows in India. An avid mud puddler especially male in damp patches and a compulsive migrant in the south. Visits flowers of Acacias, Horse-purslane, land-caltroph, Lantana, Fiddle-leaved jatropha, Ceylon carissa, bachelorís button, dividivi, euphorbia geniculata, etc.

Larva
Green. Body rough, hairless with yellowish white lateral streak

Feeds mostly on species of Cassia and Acacia, especially the sickle senna, Indian laburnum, manila tamarind, dhencha, dividivi, fenugreek, mysore thorn caesalpinia, wagatea spicata Albizia spp. Etc.

Distribution
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, fiji, japan, tonga, new guinea, korea, Australia and south eastern china.

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Hi Kapil,
Very perfect capture of this butterfly, very sharp picture and also the nice colour.
Happy New Year.
Samiran Nandy

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Kapil,i wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks to show us this beautiful moment taken very well in an impossible light and difficult position too.Luciano

Hi Kapil
Beautiful photo with good composition and nice colours.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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