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Diaethria neglecta (Salvin, 1869)

Diaethria neglecta (Salvin, 1869)
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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: 2011-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR, Zeikos Close-up+4 52mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): South American Butterflies 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 17:19
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Diaethria neglecta (Salvin, 1869) - The "89" Butterfly

I had already posted in TN this butterfly. But it's always a pleasure to see the "89" once again!

Thanks by stop and visit!


Suborder: DITRYSIA
Scientific name: Diaethria neglecta (Salvin, 1869

Lifecycle: 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.

Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 55 mm
Date Taken: 2011-10-12 11:27
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 203 kb

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-11-15 17:43]

Hello Jesus,
What a unique pattern this butterfly carries with it. This is the first time I have ever viewed this little beauty. The contrasting colors are very attractive and you managed to capture exceptional detail. Outstanding work!!

this must be a major player of the Venezuelan forests team ..what a strange coincident between nature and our understanding of the world around us..No:89, sound better than No:69, I think or No13 for example, sounds far more modern despite the fact that 1989 was almost a century ago! Sorry friend Jesus, I am talking nonsense ...great shot indeed, I am truly impressed with the result of your current hardware set up ...specially the depth of field and the smooth background.Bravo again!
gEORGE Veltchev

Amazing creature. Excellent detail and very nice background and setting. Perfect light.
Thanks for sharing. regards yiannis

Hi Jesus,

Too good clarity and sharpness on this shot! Amazing!


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-11-15 22:44]

a very beautiful butterfly with wonderful markings on its wings. good lighting and sharpness. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-16 2:34]

Hola Jesús,
Yes these '89' butterflies are fascinating and you have made a fine capture of one froma perfect POV showing the typical underside of the wings. Tec´hnically faultless with the green OOF BG making it show so well in this pleasing composition.
Great to view!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-16 2:38]

HI Jesus,fantastic butterfly,and fantastic pic,perfect capture of the 89,impressive sharpness,light balance and colors,another great gift from your incredible world! Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-16 3:19]

Hello Jesús,
The only place where Í've seen these butterflies in the wild was in your country. Fascinating insects. The photo is taken in high quality. Fantastic in every aspect. What a beauty!

Ciao Jesus, quando son così belle le puoi postare anche 89 volte, splendida macro, magnifica nitidezza, ottimi dettagli e bei colori naturali, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jesus. Un grazie per aver condiviso questa fantastica farfalla! Qualità, come sempre, eccezionale.


so glad you did because this is the FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER SEEN THIS! how cool is THAT!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-16 8:00]

Bonjour Jesus,
Your butterflies with numbers are really something special. And the 89 a perfect "design-object"!
Amazing nature! Well presented fine picture with a cute pose of the butterfly and a good decentred composition. Very pleasant indeed.
Thanks and kind regards

Amazing butterfly Jesus! Your photo for one more time is fantastic. The POV, the composition and the colours are excellent.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-16 8:51]

Ciao Jesus!
Bellissima, tra l'altro io non avevo mai visto questa farfalla.
Macro fantastica, con dettagli super. Magnifico il contrasto con lo sfondo uniformemente verde.
Ciao e buona serata! Vanda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-11-16 9:23]

Hola Jesus,
I cannot neglect this picture. It is brlliant and sharp.
I think that Diaethria and allied Callicore and Catagramma are
rarely seen with opened wings. I hope to see a respective picture from you in the future.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Jesus,
amazing colours of this butterfly. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 10:35]

Hi Jesus,
Really excellent macro work. Beautiful and interesting butterfly.
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Well done!
Regards Jiri.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-16 10:41]

This image is splendid, Jesus!
Great sharpness and fine detail, excellent light and POV, very nice colours and background. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-16 11:24]

Hello Jesus.
Wonderful macro shot of this very beautiful butterfly with excellent sharp details and taken from a perfect POV.Very well composed.Best regards Siggi

89 un bel numero per le farfalle ! complimenti per la foto, pero' secondo me le foto scattate con 1oomm f2.8 sono migliori, bellissima compo con un piccolo particolare che io l'avrei curato:cioè la punta della foglia includerla nel fotogramma, molto belli i colori invece,

tanti saluti,


hello Jesus
super good picture of this beauty
great pose with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Beautiful subject, captured in a picture that shows its beauty very well, good DOF and colors

No se , no se ... igual las pintas y todo !
Precioso ejemplar que desconocía. En tu línea.

Saludos Jesús.

So beautiful....

Hello Jesus,
Another masterpiece from close range.....
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
I can see the texture of the wings......Absolutely amazing....
The composition, the light and exposure are perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

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