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Danaus genutia

Danaus genutia
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Copyright: Karthik JP (jpnature) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 66] (955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX Nikkor 55–200mm/4–5.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-16 8:41
Viewed: 1616
Points: 24
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Danaus Genutia:

"Common Tiger" redirects here. For the species of dragonfly in family Gomphidae, see Common Tiger (dragonfly).

The Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) is one of the common butterflies of India. It belongs to the "Crows and Tigers", that is, the danainae group of the Brush-footed butterflies family. The butterfly is also called Striped Tiger in India to differentiate it from the equally common Plain Tiger Danaus chrysippus.

The butterfly closely resembles the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) of the Americas. The wingspan is 75 to 95 mm. Both sexes of the butterfly have tawny wings with veins marked with broad black bands. The female[verification needed] has a pouch on the hindwing. The margins of the wings are black with two rows of white spots. The underside of the wings resembles the upperside but is paler in colouration. The male Common Tiger has a prominent black-and-white spot on the underside of the hindwing. In drier regions the tawny part of the hindwing pales and approaches white in colour making it very similar to the White Tiger (D. melanippus)

Life history:

This butterfly lays its egg singly under the leaves of any of its hostplants of family Asclepiadaceae. The caterpillar is black and marked with bluish-white and yellow spots and lines. It has three pairs of tentacles on its body. It first eats the eggshell and then proceeds to eat leaves and vegetative parts of the plant. The chrysalis (pupa) is green and marked with golden yellow spots.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Tribe : Danaini
Genus : Danaus
Species : D. genutia

Binomial name: Danaus genutia

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Hello Karthik,
Another beautiful shot of this Plain Tiger's.Nice colour and details.Like its BG too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-16 8:54]

Hello Karthik,
Very beautiful photo in bright colours and great sharpness. Good DOF and taken from an ideal POV. Excellent composition.

Ciao Karthik, great macro of fantastic butterfly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Karthik
thanks for the kind comment
and you have here a beauty of a butterfly with great details and beautiful colours with super BG
thanks greeting lou

Hello Karthik,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-16 16:06]

Hi Karthik,a magnificent capture of this beautiful specie,very nice pose and impressive exposure,details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-16 18:10]

Hola Karthik , hermosa foto de esta bella mariposa; excelente manejo del color y composición con un fondo espectacular...saludos.

Hello Karthik,
One of your best image,excellent clarity,colours and nice composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-17 4:59]

Very good composition and lighting for this colorful species..well captured. tfs.

Hello Roberto
A common butterfly but you presented it very nicely with perfect sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Hi Karthik,
Very nice shot. Sharpness and compositions are good.


Hello Karthik
Beautiful photo! Very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness!

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