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Branded Imperial


Branded Imperial
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Copyright: Shirley Ng (shirl6900) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 24] (316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro, 52mm HOYA UV filter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-01 5:45
Viewed: 3674
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pretty Lycaenid has a reddish-orange underside, the forewing unmarked, and the hindwing with large black submarginal spots on the white tornal area. The hindwings bear one long and two short tails.

The Branded Imperial is somewhat local in distribution, but is usually found in small numbers. It favours forest pathways at all elevations. The caterpillar feeds on Smilax bracteata, which is a common forest vine.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-01 9:08]

hi shirley,
lovely pic,
tfs

Helllo Shirley,
Happy New Year to you. Thanks for this picture of a lovely subject. I hope 2008 brings you lots more opportunities for excellent photography.
Alan

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