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Anartia jatrophae

Anartia jatrophae
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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: 2015-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite photos 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-03-04 6:08
Viewed: 1829
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Victorinini
Genus: Anartia
Species:A. jatrophae

The genus Anartia is closely allied to Junonia and its Afro-Oriental equivalent Precis and shares their liking for sunny open habitats in disturbed woodland.
There are 5 Anartia species of which jatrophae is the commonest and most widespread. The others are lyrtea from Haiti, chrysopelea from Cuba, fatima from central America and the beautiful black, red and white amathea from mainland South America.
When freshly emerged jatrophae has a beautiful mother-of-pearl luminescence that is difficult to reproduce in a photograph, but after only a short while the colours fade to a dull greyish-white.
Anartia jatrophae is distributed from the southern USA to Bolivia and Argentina. It is also found on most Caribbean islands.
This species is found in disturbed habitats such as gardens, forest clearings, orchards, farmland and grassy riverbanks. It is primarily a lowland insect, but occurs up to an altitude of about 1500m.The eggs are ribbed, yellowish-green in colour, and laid singly on leaves of Blechum, Ruellia and other Acanthaceae; also on Bacopa and Lindernia ( Scrophulariacae ) and Lippia ( Verbenaceae ).This is a sun-loving species. It is active mainly in the mornings when it can be seen basking on the ground or on low foliage. Later in the day when temperatures rise it rests in semi-shaded situations at the forest edge, or sits in open sunlight with the wings held erect. In the late afternoon when the temperature begins to dip, the butterflies commonly bask at the top of coarse grasses and herbage.

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Ciao Louciano my neigbour today. What a stunning photo, I like the POV, excellent clarity and sharpness.



Hallo Luciano
great sharpness composition with good details and lovely light
colours are beautiful to
thanks gr lou

Ciao Luciano, che spettacolo! Posizione delle ali ingrata, ma te la sei cavato alla grande, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio
PS domani se c' un po' di sole provo la prima uscita

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-03-04 12:29]

Hola Luciano; hermosa mariposa con gran nitidez, buen manejo de color y luz en un entorno muy agradable...saludos

Hello Luciano,
Unusual and very beautiful in outstanding sharpness and very good composition. And with an interesting note. What a pleasure to be able to view such beauty and fantastic symmetry on my screen. There is something missing with the theory of evolution. It cannot all be by coincidence.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-05 2:32]

Hello Luciano,
Great and original photo of this butterfly. Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours. Amazing DOF.

Hello Luciano,
We don't see much photographs in such angle, here in TN. Difficult shot, but very well captured. Well PP work. Good sharp photograph.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Luciano,
This is an amazing capture. What a wonderful specie with drawings totally different from the butterflies in Europe.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-03-06 2:39]

Hi Luciano,
Another great image of beautiful butterfly. Amazing colours,nice composition and sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Very timely click before the wings get closed, Luciano.
This is a lovely species from Cuba.
Very rich details on the half open wings.

Hello Luciano
I'm envious you can take such great butterfly photo's. As always this Anartia is super sharp with excellent DOF. The soft light brings out his colours nicely.
Excellent notes. Have a good evening.
TFS Janice

Hello Luciano

With is pose and from the POV you have shoot the photo
it gives dynamism to the image, great macro with superb focus,
sharpness, details, great contrast, probably you best butterfly photo, TFS


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