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Tawny Coster mating

Tawny Coster mating
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Copyright: Arpita Dutta (arpitadutta) (52)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 10:19
Viewed: 1754
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tawny Coster is known to be common in India and Sri Lanka, where it can be found both in forest clearings and open country. Though mainly seen at low elevations, it has been recorded at heights of up to 7,000 ft in South India and sometimes in the north.
The Tawny Coster belongs to the family Nymphalidae ; Subfamily Heliconiinae. The butterflies of this subfamily are characterised by a perfectly flat hindwing and by having the cells of both wings closed by tubular veins. Their behaviour is sluggish, and, like the Danainae, they have a leathery body and are tenacious of life. They frequently exhibit Mullerian mimicry and serve as models for Batesian mimics from other families. The subfamily is strongly represented in the Ethiopian region, less so in the Neotropical Region, and is weakly represented in the Oriental and Australiasian Regions.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-10 13:37]

Hi Arpita,a great gift to the butterflies fans like me,a magnificent specie and a top quality capture of details despite the difficult position,beautiful colors in the best exposure too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

這種品種我也沒看過 很美
照的很仔細 構圖不錯

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  • girni Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 13] (193)
  • [2013-02-11 0:46]

Hello, very nice effect and made the composition and colors

nice capture and great light, TFS Ori

Excellent two-subject image, Arpita.
Very good focus and natural colours.
TFS and regards.

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