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Leptosia alcesta sylvicola

Leptosia alcesta sylvicola
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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: 2018-11-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-09 4:09
Viewed: 310
Points: 12
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pieridae
Genus: Leptosia
Species:L. alcesta sylvicola (Boisduval, 1833)

Leptosia alcesta, the African wood white or flip flop, is a butterfly of the family Pieridae, found in Africa.
The wingspan is 30–40 mm in males and 35–42 mm in females. The adults fly year-round, peaking from March to May.
The larva feed on Richea species, Capparis fascicularis, and Capparis brassii.

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A rare and beautiful species from Madagascar, Luciano.
The whole butterfly looks so delicate and soft.

hello Luciano
very good sharpness picture of this beautiful butterfly
great shot thanks gr lou

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-12-09 6:45]

Well exposed and nicely framed,
Excellent superb heart touching.
T F S.

Ciao Luciano, meno spettacolare della prima, ma altro colpo grosso, gran first time, hai reso in maniera fantastica il tenue verdino delle ali e i dettagli sono strepitosi, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
A spectacular image with great light and contrast. Excellent details and composition.....

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-12-10 4:05]


This is really very nice.

Hi Luciano
The exposure and sharpness are the best.
Interesting species.

Tfs & regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-12-19 13:39]

Hi Luciano
Beautiful picture of this butterfly. Yes it is a pieridae your picture is showing its beauty.
Thank you for sharing it.

Hello Luciano,
Again first time! 😕
Congratulation again for your finding, Luciano.
Beautiful butterfly with off white colored wing. Perfect background and light. Good work.
Thanks for sharing,

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