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Common Red Eye

Common Red Eye
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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: 2010-09-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fuji Finepix S2000 HD S2100 HD
Exposure: f/4.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 2:21
Viewed: 2922
Points: 8
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Name : Common Red Eye
Scientific Name : Matapa aria

Matapa aria, commonly known as the Common Redeye, is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.

Male and female chocolate brown. Male. Upperside, pale brown ; forewing with a short impressed comma-like grey streak obliquely beneath the cell. Cilia yellowish white. Underside bright ferruginous brown. Palpi ferruginous brown. Female. Upperside dark chocolate brown without the impressed streak ; cilia of hindwing pale orange yellow. Underside bright ferruginous brown.

The larvae feed on Bambusa striata, Ochlandra travancorica and Ochlandra scriptoria.

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Ciao Arun. The detaisl are very good and the colours are superb. Impressive red eye.


  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-20 4:25]

Hi Arun,
Excellent photo of this Butterfly, with red eyes, TFS!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-20 6:25]

Good image with fine lighting and activity. tfs.

Hi Arun,
a nice capture of this common red eye skipper. Very good sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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