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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra
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Copyright: Ka Lis (avallaunius) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 8 N: 44] (230)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-14 14:02
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Points: 6
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Gonepteryx cleopatra

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Gonepteryx
Species: Gonepteryx cleopatra

Gonepteryx cleopatra is a medium sized butterfly with a wingspan of about 30 mm. It is a sexually dimorphic species - the female has pale yellow wings, the male is darker yellow with an orange patch on the forewing. Both sexes have brown dots in the center of each wing, and the underside of wings is light greenish yellow.

The Cleopatra butterfly inhabits open woodland and scrub. The flight period is from May to August in most parts of its range, except Spain, where it is double-brooded and may fly almost all year. The adult hibernates in evergreen trees and shrubs. The caterpillars feed on buckthorns.

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Wonderful capture this cleopatra, lovely colours of the flower and butterfly, together whit the sharpness , make a beautiful image.

Hello Nikos,
This is one of the best macro shot of a butterfly I have seen till now.Perfect focus and light on the eyes is the plus point of your image.Composition and sharpness is also excellent.

  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2009-08-14 21:22]

Hola Nikos: Me gusta mucho el trato que le has dado a la luz en esta hermosa toma; además de que la mariposa es muy bella...saludos.

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