Junonia oenone epiclelia
|Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat)
|Date Taken: 2018-12-03|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-12-06 23:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|My first and the most beautiful butterly that i seen during my last trip in Madagascar, there are a lot but very nervous and difficult to take. |
Species:Junonia oenone epiclelia
Junonia oenone, the blue pansy or dark blue pansy, is a Nymphalid butterfly native to Africa."Blue pansy" is also used in India to describe Junonia orithya.
The wingspan is 40–52 mm. The upper surface of the forewings is black with white markings towards the apex. The upper surface of the hindwings is black with white markings on the outer edge, and a characteristic large metallic-blue spot. This blue spot is smaller and more a dull purple in females.The underside of the forewings is brown with white markings corresponding to those on the upper surface. The under surface of the hindwings is almost uniform brown.
The larvae feed on Adhatoda densiflora,Mackaya bella, Justicia natalensis and Asystasia (A. gangetica), Isoglossa, Pualowilhelmia and Ruella species.
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- [2018-12-07 0:11]
Ciao Luciano, inizio col botto dal Madagascar, 'mazza che bella, gran macro di una favolosa farfalla, fantastici colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
- tyro (30)
- [2018-12-07 4:33]
Ciao caro Luciano,
As soon as I realised that you were in Madagascar I had to have a look on TN to see if you had posted any Nature pictures! Sadly, I've not been on TN for a very, very long time but maybe now is the time to return!
Looking at your map, I believe you might have taken this in the Lokobe nature Reserve in Nosy Be not far from Hell-Ville. Did you have to have a guide there? I remember that we travelled in a pirogue and had to paddle it across the bay to get there.
This is a beautiful butterfly, very well captured and contrasting perfectly with the pink flowers and green background. Excellent details and sharpness too.
Lovely colorful specie of butterfly...indeed the tropical regions are full of such amazing colorful species....
This is like Asian fairy blue bird. Nice capture my friend.
- [2018-12-08 19:58]
The colors and pattern are really interesting. It looks like a mask.
A different specimen in your recent gallery.