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Anartia jatrophae

Anartia jatrophae
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-06 4:47
Viewed: 911
Points: 18
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A butterfly that I have already posted many times, but this was really old and deserved the stage. Even if you leave a comment, do not consume the keyboard and revive this site that is otherwise destined to die.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Victorinini
Genus: Anartia
Species:A. jatrophae

The genus Anartia is closely allied to Junonia and its Afro-Oriental equivalent Precis and shares their liking for sunny open habitats in disturbed woodland.
There are 5 Anartia species of which jatrophae is the commonest and most widespread. The others are lyrtea from Haiti, chrysopelea from Cuba, fatima from central America and the beautiful black, red and white amathea from mainland South America.
When freshly emerged jatrophae has a beautiful mother-of-pearl luminescence that is difficult to reproduce in a photograph, but after only a short while the colours fade to a dull greyish-white.
Anartia jatrophae is distributed from the southern USA to Bolivia and Argentina. It is also found on most Caribbean islands.
This species is found in disturbed habitats such as gardens, forest clearings, orchards, farmland and grassy riverbanks. It is primarily a lowland insect, but occurs up to an altitude of about 1500m.The eggs are ribbed, yellowish-green in colour, and laid singly on leaves of Blechum, Ruellia and other Acanthaceae; also on Bacopa and Lindernia ( Scrophulariacae ) and Lippia ( Verbenaceae ).This is a sun-loving species. It is active mainly in the mornings when it can be seen basking on the ground or on low foliage. Later in the day when temperatures rise it rests in semi-shaded situations at the forest edge, or sits in open sunlight with the wings held erect. In the late afternoon when the temperature begins to dip, the butterflies commonly bask at the top of coarse grasses and herbage.

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Ciao Luciano, un po' anzianotta, ma ancora di gran classe, elegantissimi disegni che hai reso alla perfezione e bellissimo riflesso argentato, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-02-06 6:36]

Crisp well covered the full frame and a NOTE that worth more than this, excellence at its height.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-02-07 13:34]

Thank you Luciano for sharing this beautiful species. The picture is very good, with details and excellent light. I never went to this country but pictures like this invite me to go there.
Totally new for me!

Hello 👋 Luciano,
Very well captured this old butterfly 🦋. Excellent details and DOF ☺. I like your chosen composition. Exposure looks perfect 👌 to me too.
Thanks for sharing your work with us 😊
Regards and have a nice week 😊

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2018-02-11 9:38]

Ciao Luciano,
Very worn out !!
Very good sharpness, details, POV and composition.
Best wishes,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2018-02-11 9:59]
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Bonsoir Luciano,
D'abord je te félicite de ta persévérance d'être resté si fidèle à ce site.
Il est vrai que sans toi et quelques autres il n'existerait certainement plus.
Comme d'habitude une belle image et une excellente notice.
Amitiés et un grand merci

Bonjour Luciano,

Les fleurs cadrent le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Anartia jatrophae. L'image est claire et précise. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Magnificent image of an otherwise old and woe-begone butterfly, Luciano.

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful shot, again one of your masterpieces with excellent composition and exposure. Flash is something not everyone's capable of using in such way as yourself... Fabulous job. Perfect shallow DoF and color saturation as well. A stunner! And I also agree with you that the site's sentenced to slowly die with the current lack of activity. It's very sad as I like to be here very much. Anyway, I keep posting and commenting until the last day.
Kind regards, László

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