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Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)

Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus SP565 UZ
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-16 20:13
Viewed: 3532
Points: 42
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Cyanophrys herodotus (Fabricius, 1793) - Tropical Greenstreak

Hello friends!

This butterfly, I could not see since last year! ... I think this was worth the long walk of today! I Hope you like!

Happy week for all!


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Tribe: Eumaeini
Genus: Cyanophrys
Species: herodotus

Some information about this butterfly:

Wing span: 7/8 - 1 1/8 inches (2.2 - 2.9 cm).

Identification: Hindwing tailed. Upperside blue; face and underside green. Hindwing with only 1 red-brown spot at lower outer margin.

Life history: Females lay eggs singly on flowers and flower stalks of host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves and flowers.

Flight: Late May-late October in South Texas, throughout the year in Central America and Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Various shrubs and trees in Central America and Mexico including Lantana camara, Cornutia grandifolia, Clerodendron paniculatum (Verbenaceae); Lithraea brasiliensis, Schinus molle, Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae); and Mikania (Asteraceae).

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Seasonally dry and wet tropical forests and neighboring edges.

Range: Brazil north through Central and South America to Sinaloa and Tamaulipas in Mexico. Rare stray to South Texas.

About this shot:
Model: SP565UZ
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 64
Focal Length: 1185/100 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-16 13:29
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire
File Size: 260 kb

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Hi Jesus,
Excellent photography.
Nice point of view and composition.
Beautiful colour and details...


Ciao Jesus,
una bellissima macro di questa splendida farfalla, che immagino molto mimetica in volo, in quanto simile alla nostra Callophrys rubi, ottima nitidezza e colori luminosi, eccellenti il punto di vista e la composizione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Jesus. Farfalla stupenda che meritava l'eccezionale qualità con cui ce la proponi. Grazie e complimenti.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-16 23:23]

Hello Jesús,
A beautiful Lycaenid in prime condition and well captured in this sharp and well-composed shot with fine natural colours against a good natural OOF BG.
Thanks and have a good Sunday,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-17 0:04]

Hello Jesus
This shot is a real marvelous . I love the amazing set of colors and the excellent sharpness and good control of lightness.Well done.Best regards Siggi

An absolute masterpiece indeed with fine little creature blessed with unbelievable beauty friend Jesus! Hope that you are OK ...and your family too! Please keep on delivering those spectacular images! Bravo!
George Veltchev

A very beautiful photo with excellent detail and interesting butterfly and flowers. regards yiannis

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-17 2:17]

Hello Jesús,
Yes I like this photo very much. Fantastic sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Great composition and depth of field.

Jesus, nice shot of this green butterfly. Bill

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-17 5:23]

Very beautiful species one lovely flowers, well captured. tfs.

Hello Jesus,
nice capture of this lovely butterfly with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like its pose on the flower and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Jesus, deliziosa piccoletta, somiglia un po' alla nostra Callophyris rubi, bel verde brilante, splendida luce e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-07-17 10:10]

Hello Jesús
wonderful image with beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness and good control of lightness.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-07-17 10:39]

Hello Jesús.
Excellent macro shot. Yes, I'm sure it was worth the long walk! Beautiful butterfly and your capture his looks amazingly. I like a very nice composition with delicate flowers, best POV and perfect focus. Nicely blurred background and very pleasant tones of colors. Great work! Thank you for sharing.
Best regards

Excellent composition. Very good POV and DOF. Superb sharpness and wonderful detail. Good light and wonderful colours.

Great macro Jesus. For one more time the sharpness is impressive. The colours are fantastic.

Hallo Jesus
The details and fine features captured on this Tropical Greenstreak is striking and well seen. I like the view from the side, showing the full profile. This is a great macro, photographed very precisely and with care and presented in a pleasant manner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Jesus,
Macro stupenda, dettagli raffinati e composizione perfetta.
tutto bellissimo.

hello Jesus
super good composition with great details and lovely green colours
greeting lou

Ciao Jesus. Very good picture in magnifcient light and colours. Excellente contrast and best details and sharp. Regards, Paolo

Enormes parecidos con nuestra Callophrys rubi, que si no es igual poco le debe faltar :0)...
te recomiendo que la busques y verás. Yo la tengo publicada en Tn hace tiempo.
Fidelidad en los colores y buen documento sin duda.
Saludos Jesús: Josep Ignasi.

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