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Junonia evarete 2


Junonia evarete 2
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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: 2014-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-10 15:49
Viewed: 1790
Points: 20
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You can see the other side in a previous post.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Junoniini
Genus: Junonia
Species:J.evarete

Identification: Upperside is brown; wide forewing band is white diffused with brown or orange; large eyespot is edged with brown internally. Lower eyespot on forewing and upper eyespot on hindwing are about the same size. Underside of hindwing is brown; median band is fairly straight. Form nigrosuffusa is very dark brown; forewing band is dark orange or lacking.
Wing Span: 1 3/4 - 2 1/4 inches (4.5 - 5.7 cm).
Life History: Males perch all day on flat-topped vegetation or on the ground to watch for receptive females. Eggs are laid singly on the host plant; caterpillars are solitary and eat leaves.
Flight: Three to four broods from March-October, adults overwinter from October-March.
Caterpillar Hosts: Stemodia, lippia, ruellia, and porterweed.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open tropical lowlands including fields, brushlands, sandy islands.
Range: Southern New Mexico, southern Arizona, South Texas, and southern Florida south through the West Indies, Mexico, and Central America to Argentina. Rare wanderer to southeastern California, southeastern Colorado, and central Florida. Comments: The eyespots are used to frighten predators.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-10 18:26]

Hello Neighbor,
I missed your first post of this beautiful butterfly, so I had to go back and see what it looked like from the other side...gorgeous. It's funny how different some butterflies appear between opened and closed wings poses.
This is a well detailed and lovely closed wing shot. I'm quite sure it stays well hidden from would be predators when sitting still like this on a branch. A real beauty!! TFS.
Ron

Hello Luciano

The focus it is superbly done with great sharpness and details,
with the butterfly's pose fine POV to show its plumage patterns
and its beautiful warm color tones, TFS

Asbed

hallo Luciano
very good picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Luciano,
Like Ron, I also missed your previous post about this species, so had to click that one first. Nice macro shot, great composition, sharpness and details. Probably a little less colorful as a lot of your other photos, because the outer side of the wings are helping the butterfly to have the camouflage, not for being as spectacular as possible. Good shot overall with superb focus.
Best regards, László

Ciao Luciano, devo iniziare anch'io a far vacanze esotiche per non rimanere a secco nel periodo invernale, favolosa bellezza ripresa con fantastici dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano - Beautiful picture of this chocolate colored butterfly. Well managed BG, as well as the details of butterfly is really nice. Well lighten too, Thanks for sharing. Best Wishes

Hi Luciano,

Beautifully capture image of this insect. The texture of its wings and body are well shown with your good management of light. Perfect exposure delivers
great details and clarity on the insect. The green blurry BG stands out the subject well and it also provides good color contrasts to the composition. Regards
Anna

Hello Luciano,
As usual an excellent capture of the butterfly with a fine POV, sharpness and lighting.
Thanks for the share,
Regards,
Smitha.

Hi Luciano,
well done for this difficult light and colour conditions.
have a nice day
pierre

Hello Luciano,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Were adverse weather conditions with low temperatures down to-20 degrees in my contry in the last weeks. Were poor chances for a successful photo.
This is a very nice specie of butterfly. Excellent details and focus as usual.
Marius.

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