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Crimson Rose

Crimson Rose
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 28-105 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 9:47
Viewed: 3329
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Papilionidae

Subfamily: Papilioninae

Genus: Atrophaneura

Subgenus: Pachliopta

Species: A. (P.) hector
Crimson Rose Atrophaneura (Pachliopta) hector is a large swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Pachliopta subgenus, the Roses, of the genus Atrophaneura or the Red-bodied Swallowtails.

Male Upperside black. Fore wing with a broad white interrupted band from the subcostal nervure opposite the origin of veins 10 and 11, extended obliquely to the tornus, and a second short pre-apical similar band; both bands composed of detached irregularly indented broad streaks in the interspaces. Hind wing with a diseal posteriorly strongly curved series of seven crimson spots followed by a subterminal series of crimson lunules. Cilia black alternated with white. Underside: fore whig dull brownish black, hind wing black; markings as on the npporsido, but the crimson spots and crescentic markings on the hind wing larger. Antennae, thorax and abdomen abovo at base, black; head and rest of the abdomen bright crimson; beneath: iho palpi, the sides of the thorax and abdomen crimson.

Female. Similar, the discal series of spots and subterminal lunules much duller, pale crimson irrorated with black scales ; in some specimens the anterior spots and lunules almost white barely tinged with crimson; abdomen above with the black colour extended further towards the apex.[1]

No geographic races have been described.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-08-08 10:03]

selam Arjun , excellent shot and very good composition of this lovely b.fly nice pov and bg with splendid colours.great work
Well done !
Regards ridvan

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-08-08 11:04]

Hello Arjun,
Good shot with good sharpness, details and colours. POV and composition are excellent.

hi Arjun,I do not know this butterfly but it is really splendid, these colors are splendid and the photograph is very réussie.Bravo,TFS

Hi Arjun,
A beautiful butterfly with excellently captured details. Very nice composition over green leaf. Excellent POV and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Arjun,
Nice detailed shot of this butterfly. Fine POV and sharp.

Hi Billi(SVP),
Good picture! and looks like its fresh! I like the colors here and have a re look at different POV's and try to replicate them :-)

Hi Arjun,
Excellent shot!
Splendid colors and definition.
Perfect composition and POV.
Well done!
José Roberto

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