Common Castor _ Ariadne Merione
|Copyright: Praveen G Nair (praveengnair)
|Date Taken: 2015-04-09|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-04-14 0:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Common Castor (Ariadne merione) is an orange butterfly with brown lines whose larvae feed almost exclusively on Castor Ricinus communis. It is similar in appearance to Ariadne ariadne, the Angled Castor.|
This species is found in south-eastern Asia. Their wingspan ranges between 30–35 mm. Like others in the Nymphalidae family, their front two legs are small and unused, effectively making them four-legged. These smaller appendages are covered with long hairs, giving them the characteristic brush look.
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- [2015-04-14 9:04]
Hi Praveen,the best wings position for the best view of this common castor! Magnificent capture,very bright and with magnificent colors too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2015-04-15 2:41]
Beautiful butterfly! Very nice picture! Congratulation.
- [2015-04-15 9:12]
thanks for showing us this beautiful small butterfly.
Its wing patterns are clearly presented and colours appear
Best wishes, Peter
Ciao Praveen, great macro of lovely butterfly, splendid light, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-04-15 17:21]