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Vettius coryna

Vettius coryna
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 4:41
Viewed: 5363
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vettius coryna (Hewitson, 1866).

The V. coryna group includes four taxa of uncertain taxonomic status:
V. argentus H. A. Freeman, 1969 described from Chiapas, Mexico;
V. conka Evans, 1955 described from Guatemala;
V. catargyra (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867) described from Venezuela, and
V. coryna described from "Amazons."

These taxa differ primarily in the number and size of the white forewing spots, especially those located within the discal cell. In the most recent treatment, coryna, catagryra and conka are treated as subspecies of V. coryna, while argentus is given full species status.

Vettius coryna coryna, shown here, is distributed throughout the Andes from Venezuela south to Bolivia, is usually found at elevations above 1500 m. It occurs up to 2400 m in Peru. It is quite common and is frequently collected, presumably because of its attractive, mostly silvered ventral surface.

This species information taken from:
Greeney HF, Warren AD. 2009. The life history and shelter building behavior of Vettius coryna coryna Hewitson, 1866 in eastern Ecuador (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae). 9pp. Journal of Insect Science 9:32, available online.

This picture was taken in the Bellavista cloud forest reserve, north-west of Quito at 2,200m elevation. The camera was hand held and fill-in flash was used.

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hello Neighbour Alan
you have a beauty to show us
great sharpness with good details and beautiful colours
very nice pose
greeting lou

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-19 6:53]

Lovely image of this beautiful skipper, excellent colors and details, love the depth of field. tfs.

Hello Alan friend!
I think I'll use your photos to get the ID of some of my butterflies! ... :) Good job! Exquisite colors and a perfect POV for this skipper! ... Commended note attached, really useful!
Regards, TFS

Bella especie y muy poco vista por Tn además. Es la primera vez que la veo
lógicamente. Un buen documento para Tn. Bien centrado el enfoque en su cabeza y buenos colores.
Saludos Alan: Josep Ignasi.

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