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Cacyreus marshali

Cacyreus marshali
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55 1:3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-30 8:46
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Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cacyreus Marshalli Butler, 1897
Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae
Common name: Geranium bronze

Info from Wikipedia:

The wingspan is 15–23 mm for males and 18–27 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas, but usually from August to May in South Africa. At higher altitudes adults are on wing in December and January It is brown with a fine black edge interlaced with white and a very thin tail. The underside is grey-brown with dark bands. The caterpillar feeds on cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, as well as on species of the related Geranium genus.

The species is native of South Africa. It has, however, been introduced (deliberately or accidentally) to Mediterranean Europe (initially the Balaeric Islands), where it has spread as a pest of cultivated Pelargonium geraniums, which also originate in South Africa.

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Hello Nikos,
What a wonderful specie. Excellent colors. Lovely composition. Pity that the head is hidden behind the flower.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Nikos
une très belle macro.
Une position originale,tête enfouie dans la fleur.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-30 16:00]

Hi Nikos,the head is hidden in the flower but no problem,the sharpness of wings is truly excellent.An interesting specie that i posted me too in this week,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-07-31 1:04]

Hello Nikos,
a very nice butterfly,nice details,thanks..

Strange specie Nikos , beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.


This one is a new one for me, Nikos.
Very beautiful composition with nice natural colours.

Hello Nikos,
Very nice captured. Well BG and nice composition too. Splendid color and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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