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Deudorix antalus

Deudorix antalus
Photo Information
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: 2018-11-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-01-16 1:33
Viewed: 327
Points: 20
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Deudorix
Species:D. antalus

Deudorix antalus, the brown playboy, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Africa (including Madagascar) and south-west Arabia.
The wingspan is 22–34 mm for males and 22–40 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round with peaks from September to October and from March to May.
The larvae feed on the fruit of a wide range of plants, including Haplocoelum galiense, Schotia species (including S. afra and Schotia speciosa), Faidherbia albida, Syzygium species (including S. guineense), Ximenia species (including X. caffra, X. poppae), Acacia species (including A. stenocarpa), Prunus species (including Prunus persica ispahanensis), Cassia, Phaseolus lunatus, Sutherlandia, Crotalaria, Dolichos, Nymania capensis, Combretum, Quisqualis, Albizia, Baphia, Bauhinia, Burkea, Caesalpinia, Cajanus, Canavalia, Phaseolus, Pisum, Vigna, Macadamia, Olea, Paphia, Cardiospermum and Capsicum species.

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Bentornata TN e bentornato Luciano, deliziosa farfallina, rassomiglia un po' alla nostra Leptotes, magnifici colori, splendida nitidezza e fantastici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Very nice capture Luciano. And happy to upload again.

Hello Luciano,
Amazing colorful specie. Impressive details and focus.
Nice specie.

Wonderful image captured...........

Ah - back on TN Luciano!
And a good one from your Madagascan trip.
Clear markings and very sharp.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-01-16 22:31]

Again on the track, how torturing it was that everyday tried for post but there was an excuse so the hard time passed and again I see the precission of focussing and exposure, well done.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-01-17 2:18]


Congratulations 🎊 Luciano for your finding.
Beautiful shot with well details and light.
Keep shooting,

Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise d evue permet de voir les détails du papillon Deudorix antalus. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-02-10 20:44]

Hi Luciano
This deudorix stands out against the background in a neat composition.
Sharpness and exposure are good, as usual.


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