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Friendly Hypanartia bella (see Workshop) (190)
RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Hypanartia bella

Another point of view and more information of the same species can see Here and a peculiar Workshop Here.

The Nymphalidae is a family of about 5,000 species of butterflies which are distributed in all parts of the world. These are usually medium sized to large butterflies. Many species are brightly coloured and they include popular species such as the emperor, admirals, tortoiseshells and fritillaries. However, the underwings are dull and in some species look remarkably like dead leaves, or are much paler; producing a cryptic effect that helps the butterfly disappears into its surroundings.

In adult butterflies, the first pair of legs are small or reduced, giving the family the other names of four-footed or brush-footed butterflies. The caterpillars are hairy or spiky with projections on the head, and the chrysalids have shiny spots.

The forewing has the submedial vein (vein 1) unbranched and in one subfamily forked near base; medial vein with three branches, veins 2, 3 and 4; veins 5 and 6 arising from the points of junction of the discocellulars; subcostal vein and its continuation beyond apex of cell, vein 7, with never more than four branches, veins 8-11 ; 8 and 9 always arising from vein 7, 10 and also 11 sometimes from vein 7 but more often free, i.e. given off by the subcostal vein before apex of cell.
The hindwing has internal (1a) and precostal veins. The cell in both wings closed or open, often closed in the fore, open in the hind wing. Dorsal margin of hind wing channelled to receive the abdomen in many of the forms.

Antennae always with two grooves on the underside; club variable in shape. Throughout the family the front pair of legs in the male, and with three exceptions in the female also, is reduced in size and functionally impotent; in some the atrophy of the fore legs is considerable.
In many of the forms of these subfamilies the fore legs are kept pressed against the underside of the thorax, and are in the male often very inconspicuous.

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Source: Wikipedia

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RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
To close ;-)
Edited by:ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)

Hi Ricardo,
My friend took this picture on me when we was in a butterfly house. Very friendly butterfly but it wouldn't pose for me:-)
I will remove it later


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Amigable Ejemplar - Friendly Specimen
Edited by:RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)

El amigable ejemplar de las fotos posó para mí durante más de 15 minutos, incluso al espantarla volvía sobre esa misma higuera o sobre una enredadera muy cercana.
Después de dispararle varias decenas de veces, decidí invitarla a subir a mi mano, lo cual hizo gentilmente como se aprecia en esta imagen.

The friendly specimen of the pictures posed for me during more than 15 minutes, even when frighten it returned on that same fig tree or on a very near creeper.
After shooting several dozens of occasions, I decided to invite it to ascend to my hand, that which made kindly like it is appreciated in this image.