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Heliconius hecale

Heliconius hecale
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 DI LD (IF)Macro, Digital ISO 320, 77mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-23 11:34
Viewed: 2965
Points: 8
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Division: Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Genus: Heliconius
Species: H. hecale
Binomial name: Heliconius hecale (Fabricius 1776)

Heliconius hecale is commonly known as the Tiger Longwing. It is a Heliconiid butterfly that occurs from Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon.

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Heliconius hecale (synoniem: Philaethria hecale) is een soort vlinder, die voorkomt van Mexico tot Peru. De vlinder komt zowel voor in open weilanden als in tropische regenwouden.

De vrouwtjes leggen hun eieren op de passiebloemsoorten Passiflora auriculata, Passiflora oerstedii, Passiflora platyloba en Passiflora vitifolia, de waardplanten voor de rupsen. De eieren doen er drie tot negen dagen over om uit te komen. Het larvale stadium duurt twee tot drie weken, waarin de rupsen vier keer vervellen. Daarna verpoppen de rupsen. Binnen acht tot twaalf dagen ontpoppen de volwassen vlinders.

De vlinders voeden zich met nectar van planten uit de geslachten Lantana, Psiguria en Gurania.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-23 11:44]

Hallo Thijs,
Mooie foto van eze heliconius soort. Uitstekende scherpte en details. De kleuren met deze achtergrond komen schitterend over. Jammer van het tweede blad in de achtergrond, een beetje storend. Super compositie.

Hi Thijs,

An excellent macro of this Tiger Longwing on a leaf. Excellent flash (Ring?) usage! The details and textures of its shell are clearly seen and sharp as a tack.
TFS and have a nice week!


Hello Thijs,
this one is very beautiful, I have seen some of them in a butterfly house. Look at this impressive eye - and the colour of the wings is so warm and brilliant.
Excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Thijs,
A photo beautiful, with perfect depth and true/well balanced colors. I like the POV very pleasing to the eye. It is a fine and nice butterfly with beautiful lines that you have taken great advantage of it to compose. Very good job, with good technical and artistic sense. Also great use of fill flash, weel done!

In another order of ideas .. What are doing one of our Heliconus in Holland? ha ha ha :)

Happy week

Hello Thijs,

Very nice image of the butterfly , good details and compo. Tfs.

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