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Adelpha cythera


Adelpha cythera
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Copyright: Marcos Vinicius Silva (Vini) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 27] (123)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LC50
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-09 12:04
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Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
FAMILY: Nymphalidae

GENUS & SPECIES: Adelpha cythera

Wing span: 2 3/16 - 2 3/4 inches (5.6 - 7 cm).

Identification: Upperside is dark brown with an orange forewing apex. White median band across both wings reaches the forewing leading edge.

Life history: Males perch in light gaps, along forest edges, or in the canopy. Females lay eggs singly on leaves of host plants in light gaps and forest edges.

Flight: March-April and July-December in Texas, March-November in Mexico and Central America, perhaps all year in Costa Rica and also in Brasil (my note).

Caterpillar hosts: Hackberry Celtis lindheimeri.

Adult food: Nectar from flowers such as Cordia, Croton, and Baccharis; decaying fruit.

Habitat: Forest edges and trails near streams.

Source: Butterflies of North America

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-05-10 2:21]

Very beautiful butterfly, Marcos, and thank you for the informative notes. The focus might be a bit soft, but the exposure is right-on, and the composition is good. TFS. : )

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