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Blue Moon


Blue Moon
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Copyright: Subhrojyoti Banerjee (subhrojyoti) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 32] (194)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-01 22:25
Viewed: 3016
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Eggfly or the Blue Moon butterflies are found in Madagascar in the west, through to South and Southeast Asia, South Pacific islands (French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu) and occurs in parts of Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

Great Eggflies are known for maternal care, with the females guarding leaves where eggs have been laid. Males are also very territorial and site fidelity increases with age. Territories that enhance the detection of females are preferred. The female hovers over a plant to check for ants which will eat her eggs. After selecting a plant which has no ants on it, she lays at least one but often two to five eggs on the undersides of the leaves.

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nice sharpness and colors. thank s for sharing

Interesting colours of this butterfly.Good photo.Best regards.Alin.

Hello Subhrojyoti,
Nice capture with great colors and details!
Well done!
Regards,
Alina

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