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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/3.5, 1/105 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 22:10
Viewed: 1765
Points: 32
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Name : Quaker
Scientific name : neopithecops zalmora

Wet-season formUpperside of both sexes dark purplish brown; in the female slightly paler on the disc of the fore wing. In most specimens, but not in all, the male also has the disc of the fore wing similarly paler. Underside; white. Fore wing: apex dusky brown, apices of veins 10, 11 and 12 with a minute black dot; no discal markings, but the discocellulars picked out with a short, very slender, obscure brown line; a postdiscal, irregular, transverse series of slender brown lunules, followed by a transverse, very slender, sinuous brown line, the white ground-colour in the interspaces beyond centred by a subterminal series of transverse black spots.

Hind wing: discocellulars with a short brown line similar to that on the fore wing, followed by a subdorsal small round black spot, and a subcostal much larger similar spot; between these two spots is a curved, very irregular line of detached pale ashy-brown lunules; the subterminal markings very similar to those on the fore wing. Cilia of fore wing dusky brown, of hind wing white. Antenna, head, thorax and abdomen dark brown; the antenna on the inner side speckled with white; beneath; the palpi, thorax and abdomen white.

Dry Season Form

Differs from specimens of the wet-season brood as follows:

Upperside: ground-colour not so dark generally. Fore wing: a large oval snow-white spot placed obliquely on the disc. Hind wing: apex and disc irregularly white; on the posterior half the ground-colour a shade darker than on the anterior half.

Underside: ground-colour and markings similar to those of specimens of the wet-season brood, but the markings very much paler and fainter; in specimens taken in the middle of the dry-season in exceptionally dry localities these markings are altogether absent. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen on the upperside paler than in the wet-season brood


India: Eastern Himalayas; Bengal: Orissa; Western Ghats; Ceylon; Assam; Burma; Tenasserim; the Andamans; extending into the Malay Peninsula.

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Hello Arun bhai,

Hope you are doing fine. Man, I am all praise for your knowledge of butterflies and their wondrous shot by you. You are as adept and an expert like all our Italian friends on this site.This is a gorgeous photo of this tiny and beautiful Quaker-- this butterfly has a wonderful name as well. The focus is sharp and the colours and details up to the mark. Thanks a lot for sharing a local beauty....take care....warm regards/Abid

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-22 22:40]

Hello Arun,
A beautiful Lycaenid well taken from a great POV with top sharpness, DOF and natural colours in a fine composition
A very nice macro of a species not often seen on TN!
Thanks and best regards,


Hello Arun,
Beautiful picture of this butterfly.Nice light,sharpness and colour on the subject.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

Ciao Arun, great macro of lovely little butterfly, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Arun
This is the second posting of this butterfly. first one
is here.
I am happy to see that this tiny beauty is present in your area also.
good picture with good sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Hello Arun

A very beautiful environmental photo of
this butterfly, very fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
even if the background it is blurred
we can imagine the environment, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-23 8:43]

Lovely species and well shown. tfs.

hallo Arun
super pose with good sharpness and beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-23 10:05]

Hi Arun,really a great macro in a difficult light,very good details,delicate pose and correct exposure for the best white,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Arun. Another interesting specie from you. DOF details and sharp are very good.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-24 2:53]

Hello Arun
very lovely and agile butterfly well shot and presented. The clarity and details especially the yes and the feelers are lively.
Very nice angle to give the features of the wings and striped body.


Hello Arun

Nice perch to catch this lovely and new for me Lycaenid species in superb sharpness and pleasing contrast well detached from the BG.


hello Arun.
Amazing picture.
well done. nice species.

Hi Arun.
this is a really great photo.
Cheers Dave

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-25 3:28]

Hello Arun,
interesing papilion,great capture,regards..

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