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Megisba malaya sikkima Moore

Megisba malaya sikkima Moore
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Copyright: stone wang (kinglove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 0 N: 623] (11338)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-05
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 2:58
Viewed: 1271
Points: 18
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Megisba malaya sikkima Moore

This species is Xiaohui Die Division , sexual difference is not very obvious , back are dark brown, male butterfly wing middle paler in color , the outer edge of a straight shape ; females, is outwardly convex arcuate , ventral male butterfly is light gray , darker hind wings there are five black spots, which are also characteristic of this species identification key ; females, white , in addition to male and female all have short tail -like protrusions .

Their distribution across the island to the low mountains of the plains , is a large amount of common species , but the size is too small to compare not compelling.

Black Star Xiaohui Die Taiwanese host plant for the Euphorbiaceae Macaranga , Mallotus and white gourd seeds, etc. , the larvae feeding only plant shoots and buds .

Host plants of this species are mostly " pioneer species " that is, the destruction of the first areas to grow plants in Taiwan, this natural or man-made landslides is very much the opposite of these plants also grow in the low mountains with a lot, so Taiwan Black Star Xiaohui Die number is a lot , especially when these plants bloom during the fall , the food has increased, along with the increase of its population size . Into a butterfly nectar male butterflies also have water habit, but not the same with some Xiaohui Die , gathered a large number of individuals crowded together absorbent. The Chinese name of this butterfly species is in fact a mistake , as many butterflies as named Taiwan , not Taiwan's endemic species as the species called Malayan small , so some scholars have called the Malay Black Star Xiaohui Die , this name should be more appropriate and reasonable.

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Hi Stone,
Great macro of this unseen blues with perfect sharpness, clarity, and fine details. Excellent POV, composition and natural colors. I like the wing patterns very much because the markings are so distinctive. Very well done, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice weekend!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-26 5:06]

Hello Stone.
Lovely view of this butterfly with nice light on its wings. Good details, colours and a beautiful composition.Regards Siggi

This is a new species for me and I guess for most members here on TN, Stone.
The picture is quite sharp and gives a good impression of its appearance.

hallo Stone
very nice picture with good detals and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Stone, great macro of lovely small butterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Stone,
Beautiful little one.Well captured.Like colour patterns on its wings.Well sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hello Stone,
A real close-up macro and what a beautiful image. Also interesting complementary note. Not sure but perhaps a little more sharpening after size reduction may have been appropriate but I do like the soft light. Well done and best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-26 15:37]

Hi Stone,a very rare and beautiful lycaena,excellent capture too in a very difficult light,the details are very good,maybe you could try whit the flash another time...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Stone. Just the best management of the terrific angle! Good detaisl and colours.


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