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Common Lime Butterfly

Common Lime Butterfly
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Copyright: Sindhu Ramchandran (Sindhur) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 53] (425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-25
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-28 21:37
Viewed: 2916
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The pupa is the metamorphic bridge between
caterpillar and adult butterfly, often the
chrysalis . It is erroneously called the resting
stage of the metamorphosis. This stage is
far from the resting, this is the stage
when larval characteristics are dismantled
chemically and embryonic cells divide. Just a few
hours after pupation adult characteristics begin
to form; tiny wings, mouthparts, thoracic muscles
and legs begin to develop.
If the development of the butterfly is completed,
the butterfly forces itself out the pupa. The new
butterfly soon starts pumping haemolymph into its
wings to expand them. When the wings are
completely expanded the hormone bursicon ( an
insect cuticle hardening hormone) is responsible
for hardening the wings.

If observed closely, you will notice in this
photograph that one of the wings is still in a
stage of expanding. I unfortunately missed the
beginning of the unfolding of the wings, please
also see the chrysalis in the photo.

Prof , please correct me if I am wrong

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-29 6:14]

Hello Sindhu, Nice image and good clarity. Focus is spot on. Ganesh

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