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Blackvein Sergeant


Blackvein Sergeant
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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: 2013-01-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix F 500 EXR
Exposure: f/6.2, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-25 23:45
Viewed: 1707
Points: 21
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Name : Blackvein Sergeant
Scientific Name : Athyma ranga

The Blackvein Sergeant is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in Southwest India and parts of Southeast Asia.


Upperside: Male velvety black, female very dark brown, suffused with bluish in certain lights.

Fore wing: A medial anterior and a preapical larger whitish spot in cell; posteriorly in the cell, beyond its apex and below it at base of interspace 1, some dull obscure blue spots; a discal series of white spots, three elongate placed obliquely from just beyond middle of costa, two more inwards in interspaces 2 and 3, one in middle of interspaces 1 a and 1; the spot in interspace 2 very large truncate exteriorly, the spot in interspace 3 elongate. Beyond these spots an inner and an outer subterminal line of transverse white marks irrorated more or less with blackish scales.

Hind wing: a subbasal broad transverse macular white band, the anterior spots that compose it more widely separated than the others, a postdiscal series of white-spots, irrorated with black scales, and a subterminal line of short detached narrow transverse pale marks in the interspaces; cilia on fore and hind wings black alternated with white.

Underside very dark brown, shaded and blotched with black between the white markings; these latter as on the upperside, but all pure white, much larger, much more clearly defined ; dorsal margin of hind wing broadly pale blue.

Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black ; the thorax anteriorly obscurely glossed with blue; the abdomen with a series of lateral white spots on each side from base ; body beneath white, glossed on thorax with pale blue; eyes hairy.

The dry-season form has the ground-colour above dark brown in both sexes and the markings broader and sullied white ; on the underside the ground-colour is distinctly ochraceous brown.


Distribution

Sikkim; Bhutan ; hills of Assam, Burma and Tenasserim. Found also in Southern India, Western Ghats and the Nilgiris

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-25 23:52]

A striking species of Nymphalid buitterfly Arun, well taken with good clarity considering the low lighting. Nice contrast with the leaf BG.
Thanks for sharing a good capture of a new species for TN!
Ivan

你好
照的很清晰
蝴蝶很少見
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

Hello Arun,
Beautiful colour and POV.You have captured it well in difficult light condition.Well done.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-26 2:40]

Hello Arun,
Nice photo of this butterfly. Not in the best sharpness, but the contrasting colours are beautiful and a fine composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-26 6:37]

Hi,
Good to see this lovely species with great design...was it flapping its wings..tfs.
nagraj.v

Hello Arun

I will say environmental excellent photo of
this butterfly, with a fine POV to show its patterns,
having shot at ISO400 and 1/40s with your compact
I am sure the light was not good, but the results
of the photo are very good, TFS

Asbed

Ciao Arun, difficult ligh for a lovely butterfly, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Arun.
Belli i colori della farfalla sorse fa ha desiderare la nitidezza,può darsi che si è mossa mentre scattavi,però e pur sempre un’ottima foto.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Arun,
Nice subject but I must say that the focus is not perfect.

SM

Ciao Arun. Bit focus/colours problems MF. An interesting specie anyway.

Roberto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-27 13:24]

Hi Arun,really a magnificent specie,i never seen before,excellent capture whit correct exposure and good details,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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