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Diaethria neglecta (89 Butterfly)

Diaethria neglecta (89 Butterfly)
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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: 2009-12-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-04 3:45
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Points: 34
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Diaethria neglecta (89 Butterfly)

Go walking and taking pictures and forget the sunscreen and insect repellent cream. has its advantages! This butterfly 89 decided to take their daily ration of salt directly on my arm, accompanied me for 20 minutes!

NOTE: Is possible that this is the first in TN, here I have only seen the "88 Butterfly" (Diaethria clymena), I bring you this adding one more!

Hope you like!



Suborder: DITRYSIA
Specific name: NEGLECTA


This species occurs at elevations between about 200 - 1700m, in rainforest and cloud-forest habitats where the larval foodplants Trema ( Ulmaceae ) grow.


The eggs, in common with those of other Diaethria species, are whitish, and laid singly on the leaves of the foodplant.

The caterpillar is green, with a slightly roughened texture, and bears a pair of short spikes on the anal segment. The head bears a pair of very long whorled spikes which are pointed forward. The caterpillar rests on the upper surface of a leaf with the thoracic segments raised and the head pointing downwards.

The chrysalis is suspended by the cremaster from a leaf or stem. It is green, with a dorsal keel, and projecting palpi.

Adult behaviour

Both sexes are attracted to rotting fruit. The males are strongly attracted to urine-soaked sand, and also imbibe dissolved minerals from damp soil, road surfaces and rock faces. They are very active butterflies, easily disturbed, and rarely settle for more than a few seconds at a time in one spot, although they will return repeatedly to the same patch of ground.

They are usually seen in two's or three's, but sometimes congregate in large numbers at favoured spots, often on sandbanks close to jetties, or at riverbanks where laundry is washed.

When not feeding, males will perch on the upper surface of leaves at a height of about 3 metres, awaiting passing females.

For more INFO: (Diaethria neglecta)

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Hello Jesus,
Hope you'll be having a good 2010. Nice to meet you. Yes, what a wonderful shot of this equally wonderful butterfly riding for free on the back of your hand. The focus is sharp and the colours crisp and pleasantly bright. I am seeing this butterfly for the first time.Really enjoyed reading your note and the sight of this butterfly...thanks for sharing...warmest regards/Abid

Ciao Jesus, gran bella macro di questa piccoletta dai meravigliosi colori, mai vista prima, congratulazioni, probabilmente è una novità per TN, sicuramente lo è per me grazie, splendida qualità con eccellente nitideza e magnifici dettagli, bravo, ciao Silvio

hello Jesus
this is a super shot with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-01-04 8:28]

Very interesting butterfly, great sharpness and colors!

hello Jesús

when i first opned the photo i asked myself this butterfly
it is posed over what ! than i laughed héhéhéhé,
excellent photography of this beautiful butterly
that became your friend for a time and posed for you,
fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed, fine fous
sharpness and details, TFS


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 991 W: 27 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-01-04 10:54]

Hello Jesus
Very interesting and beautiful this butterfly.
well done

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-04 11:19]

Hello Jesus.
Perfect shot. Wonderful butterfly and incredible short DOF! Composition and colors are very good!TFS,Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-04 11:42]

Hi Jeasus. What an amazing butterfly one i have never seen before so thanks for posting on TN. You were able to take this with fine detail and sharp focusing . From your POV we could see the markings so well TFS.

Hi Jesus.
Very good shot and clear details...I like shape and spots on the wings...Colors is beautiful and looks pretty..
All the best 2010.

ciao Jesus!
questa farfalla e' facile da catalogare....
ha gia' il numero di protocollo!!!!!!
stupenda cattura sulla tua mano di questa specie davvero particolare,in cui la natura si e' divertita con la grafica!!

complimenti sERGIO

Hi MF Jesus,

Magnificent macro shot of this wonderful butterfly with perfect sharpness. Lovely colors, fantastic light.
Excellent composition too.
TFS and Cheers,


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-04 14:14]

Hola Jesus,
Excellent post.Well caught,framed and composed.I liked DOF and colors also a lot.
Thanks for sharing..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14916] (62531)
  • [2010-01-04 15:46]

Hi Jesus,it's incredible to see how many spectaculars species are living in your continent..this is fantastic,what a beautiful design and colors!!Thanks a lot to show us this beauty!!!Have a nice day,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2461 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-04 16:10]

Hi Jesus,

Congratulations if this is a first on TN. The beautiful butterfly is just perfect with wonderful colors and excellent details. It looks very content on your arm. Did he really stay there for 20 minutes? I've not seen an 89 before. The wing markings are stunning.


Ciao Jesus,
bellissima cattura di questa piccola meravigliosa farfalla ripresa con ottima definizione e dettagli perfetti, molto belli i colori naturali e il contrasto con lo sfondo scuro, molto emozionante avere la farfalla direttamente posata sulla mano.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Jesus
you was very lucky to have this butterfly on your hand for 20 minutes, it's a very beautiful species, i like the numbers on his wings
superb details and colors
Have a good night

Realmente impresionante Jesús. Preciosa.

Ya te lo dije, pero vaya rendimiento que sacas a esa cámara.


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