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|Name : Dark Cerulean|
Scientific name : jamides bochus
Male upperside, fore wing: velvety jet-black; base deep blue, beautifully metallic and shining, measured on the dorsum this colour occupies three-fourths of its length from base, its outer margin then curves upwards just past the apex of the cell, entera into the bases of interspaces 10, 11 and 12 and fills the whole of the cell. Hind wing: costal margin above subcostal vein and vein 7, and dorsal margin narrowly fuscous black, a medial longitudinal pale streak on the former; terminal margin narrowly edged with velvety black, inside which in interspaces 1 and 2 is a slender transverse whitish line, with an elongate irregular transverse black spot above it in interspace 1 and a more obscure similar spot in interspace 2; traces of such spots also are present in some specimens in the anterior interspaces. Cilia of both fore and hind wings black; filamentous tail at apex of vein 2 black tipped with white. Underside : dark chocolate-brown. Fore and hind wings; transversely crossed by the following very slender white Hues all more or less broken into short pieces:—Fore wing: a short pair one on each side of and parallel to the discocellulars, a pale streak along the discocellulars themselves; a single line in continuation of the outer of the discocellular lines, extends down to vein 1; an upper discal pair of lines that form a more or less catenulated short band extend from the costa to vein 3, the inner line of the two continued to vein 1; two more obscure subterminal and a single terminal line, the area enclosed between the subterminal lines and between them and the terminal line darker in the interspaces, giving the appearance of two obscure subterminal lines of spots edged inwardly and outwardly by white lines. Hind wing: crossed by nine very broken and irregular lines; tracing them from the costa downwards their middle short pieces are found to be shifted outwards and a few are short and not complete, the inner two are posteriorly bent abruptly upwards, the subtcrminal two are lunular and the terminal line nearly continuous; posteriorly between the subterminal pair of lines in interspace 1 there is a small black spot inwardly edged with dark ochraceous, and in interspace 2 a much larger round black spot, both black spots are touched with metallic blue scales. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black, the shafts of the antennae speckled with white; beneath: palpi, thorax and abdomen narrowly white down the middle.
Female. Similar to the male generally but with the following differences: upperside, fore wing: ground-colour fuscous opaque black, not velvety black, blue basal area more restricted and not so deep a blue nor at all metallic. Hind wing: the black costal and terminal margins very much broader, the blue on the basal area consequently much.restricted and of the same shade as the blue on the fore wing; terminal margin with a subterminal anteriorly obsolescent series of spots of a shade darker than that of the terminal black area on which they are superposed; these spots posteriorly more or less distinctly encircled with slender lines of bluish white, anteriorly these lines are almost obsolete. Cilia of both fore and hind wings and the filamentous short tail as in the male. Underside: similar to that oE the cf but the ground-colour generally paler and duller; the transverse white lines broader and more dearly defined. Antenna, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.
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- [2013-06-20 0:51]
Excellent macro shot. Good composition,amazing
natural colors and sharpness details.
Very good picture of this 'Dark Cerulean'.Nice presentation with natural colour.I like BG very much.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2013-06-20 3:29]
Beautiful composition for this lovely cerulean. tfs.
- [2013-06-20 4:24]
Excellent sharp detailed photo in beautiful colours and fantastic clarity. Good DOF.
I am impressed by the magnificent sharpness and details of this image. The composition is wonderful. Very nice colors and outstanding clarity. It is a superb photo. Lovely contrast against the brown background. A top quality image.
great picture of this beautiful butterfly
good details and great sharpness
thanks greeting lou
Ciao Arun, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2013-06-20 14:30]
Hi Arun,a top class macro of this very small lycaena,i like the composition very original,the classic pose and the great details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Arun. Just interesting this specie! Good details wonderful colours.
composition is very good.
The shape of the stem is very good.
- [2013-07-24 12:31]
je choisi celle ci pour le travail sur le composition qui met bien le spécimen en valeur. Bel harmonie de couleurs.