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Atlides dahnersi


Atlides dahnersi
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Copyright: CArlos Prieto (Panthiades) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 74] (465)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-01
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tropical Eumaeine, South American Butterflies 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-03 17:11
Viewed: 5417
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Neotropical Eumaeines (Lycaenidae), specially those in the cloud forest has a strong flight more similar to skippers than european hairstreaks or blues.

This is one of the most recently discovered Atlides species. This species was discovered for my friend and great collector Hans Dahners in a hill near Cali and described in 2004. No other populations of this species are known, the female is unknown. This is the first photo of this species in the nature. The lack of hindwing "tail" is characteristic of Atlides dahnersi.

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Hello Carlos,
thanks a lot for showing us this interesting species.
Good sharpness and splendid details. Good composition and informative note.
Thanks for sharing
Helmut

Hi Carlos, splendid macro capture of this beautiful butterfly species which I have not seen before with superb clarity, DOF/POV and composition.
Many thanks for sharing this beauty friend!
Cheers,
Bayram

Witaj,
jaki interesujący motyl. Ciekawy kolor i faktura skrzydeł, jakże różniący się od tych Lycaenidae w Europie.
Dziękuję, że mi pokazałeś tego Eumaeines. Widzę, że rodzina Lycaenidae jest wielka.
Pozdrawiam
Alina

Hi Carlos,
This is another wonderful image of a rare and beautiful butterfly. I will watch your site with great interest for more additions. Thanks.
Alan

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