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Copyright: Miguel Angel Menegotto (miguel5526) (107)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-12
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-12 6:15
Viewed: 1219
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Emperor Butterfly sapphire or turquoise (Doxocopa laurentia), also called Sapphire Talar. It's a daytime family Nimphalidae butterfly, with a wingspan of about 7.5 cm, and its most prominent feature is a blue metallic band having males and walking in the middle top of the wings. Females have a white band but, beginning in an orange stain on the front of the forewings. Their caterpillars feed almost exclusively on the leaves of a tree called tala (Celtis tala and Celtis spinosa), which used as host plant during the larval stage. It can be found in some areas of northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil

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Hello Miguel,
Beautiful butterfly.Well captured.Like its colour and composition.Good use of light.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-12 15:30]

Hi Miguel,spectacular capture in backlight so well exposed and fine detail everywhere despite the difficult location and wings position,magnificent specie,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

This is an attractive butterfly from your country, Miguel.
Since I have seen your work for the first time on TN, I welcome you here and look forward to seeing more of it in the coming days.

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