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Phyciodes phaon

Phyciodes phaon
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-11-28 9:51
Viewed: 847
Points: 14
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I'm back from Cuba with a lot of beautiful butterflies,this is the first...

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Phyciodes
Species:P. phaon

Phyciodes phaon, the Phaon crescent or mat plant crescent, is a species of butterfly found in Florida, neighboring states, west to New Mexico and south to Cuba (since the 1930s) and the Cayman Islands where is it known as the crescent spot.
There are several flights (early spring to late fall) in the northern part of the range and nearly year round in peninsular Florida. Males patrol open areas near host plants for females. Mating occurs primarily during mid-day. Eggs are laid in clusters on the undersides of leaves of the fogfruit host plants. The common host throughout much of Florida is turkey tangle fogfruit (Phyla nodiflora).

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-11-28 13:01]

Ciao Luciano,
Very beautiful centered butterfly in great sharpness, details and a fine DOF. Nice natural colours.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-11-29 6:13]

My eyes scroll left and right comparing each side, well shot nice catch.

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2017-11-30 10:06]

Ciao Luciano

A high cathimg eye image of this american butterfly, excellent sharpness and details, very beautiful colours, very nice composition, very nice blurring BG.



Ciao Luciano, 'mazza che spettacolo, mai vista prima, ovviamente, grande prima volta per TN, bellissimi colori, ottima nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

What a beautiful species from Cuba, Luciano!
You have excelled yourself in this capture with your compact camera.
Brilliant & beautiful colours from your perspective.
More of Cuba awaited!

Hello Luciano,
What a interesting specie of butterfly. Excellent colors and details.

Bonjour Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Phyciodes phaon. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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