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Club Beak Butterfly

Club Beak Butterfly
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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: 2013-03-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-19 23:01
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Points: 24
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Name : Club Beak Butterfly
Scientific name : libythea myrrha

Variable in the extent and breadth of the orange-yellow markings and in the mottling and ground-colour of the underside. Typically males and females have the groundcolour on the upperside dark brown, with the following orange-yellow markings : Fore wing: a streak from base along the median vein extending narrowly on each side of it and continued beyond as a comparatively large oval spot in base of interspace 2; two preapical double spots placed obliquely to the costa. Hind wing uniform, with a slightly oblique narrow medial band extending from vein 1 to vein 5. Underside fore wing : ground-colour brown; orange-yellow markings as on the upperside, but broader, more diffuse; apex and dorsal margin broadly shaded with pale grey irrorated with minute dark spots and transverse short striae. Hind wing greyish brown irrorated with minute dark spots and short transverse striae, and shaded in the cell, on the middle of the costal margin, and on the middle of the termen with diffuse brown. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown ; beneath, palpi, thorax and abdomen greyish brown.[1]

The larger varieties, with very broad orange markings on both fore and hind wings, have been separated as race sanguinalis. This is chiefly a Himalayan and Eastern form. Variety rama Moore is the smaller Southern and Ceylon form, with the orange markings much narrower and restricted and the preapical double spots entirely white, or white slightly suffused with yellow. Every gradation between the two forms, however, can be found. Many specimens are identical with typical forms from Java.

Wing expanse of 4658 mm. Found along the Himalayas, from Kulu to Sikkim; the Western Ghats and southern India; Sri Lanka; Assam; Myanmar; Tenasserim ; the Malayan Peninsula ; China.

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Ciao Arun, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-20 1:24]

Hello Arun,
a interesing-different libythea,great capture,thanks..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-20 3:26]

Hi Arun,a very rare specie to see on TN in a good capture,not lucky whit the light but very good details and point of view.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello sir...
Great pic of this beautiful and unique butterfly ..I have not see this butterfly ..
Good sharpness and fine details ..tfs

Hello Arun

Excellent photo of this butterfly on the ground,
fine POV, DOF, and framing, beautiful rich
color tones with excellent contrast, TFS


Hello arun,
great capture.
nice PoV.
good sharpness and composition.
best wishes,

Hello Arun,
Nice POV and sharpness.You have captured it well keeping it natural colour and habitat.I like this specie,haven't seen before.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Hi Arun,
excellent composition. Perfect point of view. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-20 19:30]

Hello Arun,
What an interesting and unique looking butterfly. It has such a long snout and the color of it's wings makes it nicely comouflaged with it's surroundings.

Hello Arun,
Excellent capture of a nice spices,fine details and clarity.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Arun
Wonderful macro with fine details.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-24 5:43]

Hi Arun,
Interesting, butterfly ..
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

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