The Zebra Blue (Leptotes plinius)
|Copyright: Ramjee Nagarajan (Ramjee) (16)|
|Date Taken: 2012-11-24|
|Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 0:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Zebra Blue (Leptotes plinius) is a small brownish and blue-grey butterfly with a wingspan of 22-30 mm. The underside is a marbled brown and white pattern. They are quite small, but up close you see the blue patterns. Adults fly within a few metres of the ground and are usually seen flying around the food plant.|
Commonly found in open woodland where they feed on native plants. They are most often seen in gardens around plants of the Legume family, Plumbago plants, and some of the citrus family Rutaceae
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- [2012-12-21 4:34]
Beautiful image of this lovely species only the image is small and avoid the frame. tfs.
A beautiful presentation of two Zebra Blues on the same plant, Ramjee. Welcome to TN!
The appeal of this capture lies in the fact that one of the subjects has its wings closed while the other has them wide open. So we get to see both sides of the same coin.
Thanks for sharing this lovely shot.