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Gram Blue (DN)


Gram Blue (DN)
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Copyright: arun tp (aruntp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/900 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-01 23:37
Viewed: 2158
Points: 16
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Name : Gram Blue
Scientific Name : Euchrysops cnejus

The Gram Blue (Euchrysops cnejus) is a small butterfly found in India that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Male upperside: pale purplish suffused with a bluish shade, apparent only in certain lights. Fore wing: a slender black anticiliary line edged on the inner side narrowly with fuscous dark brown, broader at apex than at the tornal angle. Hind wing: a subterminal black spot in interspace 1 and another similar spot in interspace 2, the two spots subequal in size, edged on the outer side by a white thread and on the inner side with ochraceous, more prominent in the spot in interspace 2; a slender anticiliary black line with an inner narrow margin of diffuse fuscous brown. Cilia of both fore and hind wings pale; tail at apex of vein 2 of the hind wing black tipped with white.


mud-puddling in Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, India.Underside : silver-grey, in some with a pale yellowish, in others with a faint brown tint. Fore and hind wings: each with the following brown spots edged slenderly on either side with white:a transverse elongate spot on the discocellulars; a transverse discal series of spots straight on the fore, bisinuate on the hind wing, on the latter wing capped near the costa by a prominent while-encircled round black spot; an inner and an outer subterminal transverse series of spots, of which the inner subterminal series on the hind wing is lunular, the outer rounded, the white edging to both series being also lunular; both wings have very slender anticiliary black lines, and the hind wing in addition a transverse curved subbasal series of generally three often four white-encircled spots of which the spot nearest the costa is prominent and block, the others brown. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown, paler on the last, the shafts of the antennae speckled with white, the thorax with a little purplish pubescence; beneath: the palpi, thorax and abdomen white.


Underside left.Upperside female, right.From SeitzFemale upperside : dark brown. Fore wing: a posteromedial somewhat triangular area from the base outwards for about two-thirds the length of the wing blue and a slender jet-black anticiliary line. Hind wing: posteriorly from about the level of the middle of the cell slightly suffused with blue from base outwards for about two-thirds the length of the wing; a transverse, postdiscal, incomplete series of sagittate white spots pointing inwards, followed by a subterminal transverse series of round spots, the anterior three dark brown encircled with bluish white, the tornal two jet-black, subequal, larger than the others, edged inwardly with bright ochraceous, outwardly by very slender white lines; finally, a jet-black slender anticiliary line. Cilia of both fore and hind wings conspicuously white. Underside: groundcolour and markings as in the male, the tornal two black spots touched outwardly with metallic bluish-green scaling. Antenna, head, thorax and abdomen similar to those of the male, the shafts of the antennae conspicuously ringed with white.

Distribution

Throughout India except at very high elevations. Widely distributed in the Malayan Subregion; extending to Australia and the South Sea Islands.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-11-02 1:49]

Hello Arun,
Excellent photo composition with this beautiful Butterfly, thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-02 3:02]

Hi Arun,beautiful capture of this rare lycaneide,i like the position on the left and very impressive quality of details and colors,great exposure too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-02 7:59]

Hello Arun,
Although the background is a bit busy, light, colours and sharpness on the butterfly are very beautiful. Excellent details and composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Peter

Hi Arun,
very interesting butterfly. Nice blurred background. Excellent point of view.
Have a nice weekend,
Maciek

hallo Arun
great sharpness and nice composition with good sunlight
i like the colours special the spots are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-02 10:20]

Hello Arun
Nice composition ,excellent point of view and sharp image.Nice natural colours with great light.
TFS Michel

Ciao Arun. Another interesting Lycaenids from you MF! Good ligh amazing colours. Details very good.

Roberto

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-03 5:06]

Hi Arun,
Nice butterfly,excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Arun.

Wonderful photo from this small butterfly. Very good management from the sharpness.
Interesting point of view, showing us the reverse side of the wings.
Good natural colors and perfect contrast. Good management from the background.

Very interesting note.

All the best.

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