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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 55200mm/45.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-21 20:36
Viewed: 1560
Points: 26
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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
Beautiful photo! Good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Karthik
Wonderful image of this "Common Tiger".
Sharpness and colour is good .
Nice composition.
best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-12-21 23:34]

Hi Karthik.
Wonderful reproduction of the beauties pictured species. All even tiniest details of the wings, body and antennas are presented perfectly. Colour reproduction is also great. I like precise DOF. All image of butterfly is tack sharp and surroundings are smoothed nicely. Best regards and TFS and many thanks for comments to my picture.

Hello Karthik
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-22 0:54]

Hello Karthik,
Excellent photo in splendid light and colours. Great sharpness, details and a good choice of composition. Fine DOF.

Hello Karthik,
Very sharp and well detailed image.lovely colours too.

Marvellous capture, Karthik.
Exceptional sharpness, details and colours.
The first para of your note from Wiki is irrelevant. You can remove what is not required in the text.

Hello Karthik,
Beautiful capture again of your series of this Plain Tiger.Good colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo karthik
very good picture with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Karthik, Beautiful top view of this Common Tiger. A perfect shot under the bright sunlight. Beautiful natural colors. Very well done. JC

Hello Karthik,
Brilliant capture of a very nice specie. Excellent details and sharpness. A splendid contrast against the background. Pin sharp photo.....
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-22 14:02]

Waaw! Absolutely perfect! Very bright capture of this common tiger,magnificent pose and fine details,nice composition too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-22 21:47]

Beautiful and colorful Oriental Striped Tiger, hard to get good image even though its common. well captured. tfs.

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