Japanese Grass Blue
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|Zizeeria maha argia, Mentries, Pale Grass Blue|
This picture from last year in Japan is helpful in showing both upper and under sides of the mainland Japanese subspecies of the Pale Grass Blue. The blue butterfly on the left is clearly male, while the one on the right is female. The apex of her fore wing is less pointed than that of the male and her abdomen is more full.
Z. maha has a wide range in the Oriental Region, from India through China to Japan. The habitat for these Japanese insects is the grassy margins of mixed broad-leaf woodland in the hilly regions that abound in this fascinating country.
The picture has been cropped, resized and sharpened.
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- [2008-10-06 5:06]
Again a rarely seen Lycaenidae from you. Excellent to have in one picture upper and underside of the species. The composition is also pleasant. May be a little lack of sharpness on the rightside butterfly, but good enough to see all its spots on the wings and the zebra-antennae.
Thanks a lot
- [2008-10-06 6:19]
Very nice macro shot of these two beautifull butterflies. So lucky for you that they were together.
Hermosa imagen, con una composición muy simétrica y útil.
Gracias por compartir.
Alan, beautiful shot you made here. Nice detail. Have a great weekend. Bill
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