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Common Crow

Common Crow
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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: 2015-02-16
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX Nikkor 55–200mm/4–5.6G ED
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-02-16 6:49
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Common crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Genus : Euploea
Species : E. core

"Common Crow" redirects here. For the bird, see Corvus (genus).
Common crow
Euploea core by kadavoor.jpg
Common crow
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euploea
Species: E. core

The common crow (Euploea core) is a common butterfly found in South Asia and Australia. In India it is also sometimes referred to as the common Indian crow, and in Australia as the Australian crow. It belongs to the crows and tigers subfamily Danainae (Danaini tribe).

E. core is a glossy black, medium sized 85–95 millimetres (3.3–3.7 in) butterfly with rows of white spots on the margins of its wings. Euploea core is a slow, steady flier. Due to its inpalatability it is usually observed gliding through the air with a minimum of effort. As caterpillars, this species sequesters toxins from its foodplant which are passed on from larva to pupa to the adult. While feeding, it is a very bold butterfly, taking a long time at each bunch of flowers. It can also be found mud puddling with others of its species and often in mixed groups. The males of this species visit plants like Crotalaria, Heliotropium to replenish pheromone stcocks which are used to attract a mate during courtship.

The common crow is the most common representative of its genus Euploea. Like the tigers (genus Danaus), the crows are inedible and thus mimicked by other Indian butterflies (see Batesian mimicry). In addition, the Indian species of the Euploea genus shows another kind of mimicry, Müllerian mimicry. Accordingly, this species has been studied in greater detail than other members of its genus in India.

Source : Wilipedia

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Hello Karthik

Very nice image of Common crow in a very nice composition, excellent sharpness and details, beautiful natural colors, very nice bokeh.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-02-16 19:45]

Hello Karthik,
A simple yet eye pleasing composition which shows of this pretty Common Crow Butterfly very nicely. Beautiful colors and sharply focused displaying good detail. I also like the colorful blurred BG. Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-17 15:36]

Magnificent capture of this beautiful common crow,it's a great gift to the butterflies fans like me to watch this specie,perfect composition and very good details and colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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

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