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Banded Blue Pierrot

Banded Blue Pierrot
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Copyright: vijeesh babu (vijeeshbabu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 122] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: sony DSC W110
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-02 3:33
Viewed: 3537
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name : Banded Blue Pierrot
Family : Lycaenidae

The following description is taken from C. T. Bingham (1907) Fauna of British India. Butterflies. Vol 2.

*Male. Upperside, fore and hind wings: medially and obliquely crossed by a very broad pure white band that is broadly edged on its inner and outer margins by dark blue and does not extend on the fore wing above vein 6, just above vein 3 it projects outwards for a short distance whence the inner margin of its dark blue edging is carried obliquely to vein 6; the extreme bases of the wings black; the costal margin of the fore and the terminal margins of both fore and hind wings broadly black ; on both wings a light iridescent blue suffusion from base outwards. Underside: snow-white. Fore and hind wings: the following jet-black markings:- Fore wing: two broad more or less parallel streaks from base extended obliquely to the costa, the outer of the two apically curved and on the costa coalescent with the inner streak; costal margin very narrowly edged with black; an anterior, post-discal, outwardly oblique, short bar, slightly clavate posteriorly, extends between the costa and vein 5; opposing this there is between the dorsum and vein 3 a similar but erect and apically non-clavate bar; beyond these there is an inner and outer transverse complete subterminal series of spots followed by an anticiliary slender black line; the spots of the inner subterminal series quadrate, of the outer linear, the posterior two of the former very large; lastly, a single detached postdiscal spot in interspace 3 very close to the inner subterminal line of spots. Hind wing: a curved short basal band not extended to the costa, a spot touching it in the middle on the outer side and a discal transverse band twice widely interrupted, the middle portion shifted outwards, the lower portion with a spot on its outer margin joined to it; subterminal and terminal markings as on the fore wing. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen black; beneath : the palpi, thorax and abdomen with a median longitudinal white line.

*Female: Upperside: similar to that of the male but the median white transverse band across both wings broader, extended on the fore wing up to vein 7 and with no inner edging of blue or iridescent light blue irroration ; the black at the bases of the wings and on the margins not so intense in shade, more of a brownish black. Underside: groundcolour and markings very similar, the basal two oblique bands on the fore wing generally farther from one another than in the male.

*Larva. "The caterpillar, which feeds on young shoots of Zizyphus jujuba, is of the woodlouse form but flattened. Its texture though apparently smooth is, if looked at with a lens, found to be thickly covered with white hairs: its colour is greenish white with a faint green dorsal band." (Davidson, Bell & Aitken.)

*Pupa. "Similar in shape to that of Castalius rosimon, Fabricius, but smaller and narrower. It is of a bright apple-green with a darkish green line down the centre. There are some small red dots on the edges of the wing-cases." (Davidson, Bell & Aitken.)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-06-02 3:34]

Hello Vijeesh.
Really nice shot! The little butterfly really jumps out of the image! Good focus and detail. Well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Vijeesh, my today neighbour, splendid light on lovely little butterfly, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Vijeesh,

Splendid capture of this Banded Blue Pierrot Butterfly, good detailed sharpness, lovely natural colours and superb wing markings, good exposure control and a strong composition,
Congratulations Vijeesh and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-06-02 5:17]

Hello Vijeesh.
Very nice macro shot of this little butterfly. Very good POV and composition (I wish a little more space on the right side) , sharp details and very good managed white color on wings. A little noise in the BG could be removed by using the software.
Thanks and regards.

Ciao Vijeesh. Sharp and details are very good and excellent white's management. Bestcompliments.


Hello Vijeesh,
Great captured of this beautiful butterfly with details sharpness, point of view and depth of field are excellent,
Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Vijeesh

Excellent macro photo of this butterfly with
fine POV and appropriate framing, beautiful light,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-02 6:58]

Hello Vijeesh,
Very good photo of this butterfly in excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. The BG looks a bit noisy on my screen, but POV and composition are very nice.

Hello Vijeesh,
What a lovely capture of a splendid butterfly.
Excellent colors and ver good details.
This is a fantastic colored butterfly. Impressive clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

What a butterfly! Excellent photo, good background and details. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-02 8:21]

What a magnificent pic of this little lycaeneide,my prefered butterflies family! A very impressive macro whit fantastic white balance,details and sharpness,a very professional work!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

hello Vijeesh
great picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Vijeesh,

Nice close up shot of this tiny butterfly.
Good POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.


Buen enfoque y composición.
Saludos Vijeesh: J. Ignasi.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-06-02 14:27]

Hello Vijeesh,
What a splendid macro of this butterfly,great sharpness and excellent colors.TFS.

Hi Vijeesh,
What an interestin butterfly you have posted here. Very nice POV and focus. I like the blurry background as well. Have a marvelous day.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-03 7:56]

Good image of this beautiful species, never met. tfs.

Hello Vijeesh,
Nice POV an nice butterfly my friend, also a correct white exposure level. I can suggest you use a denoie tool (as Neatimage) to down the noys level en green channel.
*good note INFo!
Regards, TFS

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-04 3:44]

Hi Vyeesh,

Great shot with interesting details. The brown-white pattern on the wings is fabulous. TFS.


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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-04 15:39]

Hello Vijeesh!
Nice shot with great sharpness and wonderful colors!Bravo! Well done!
Thanks for sharing !
Best wishes from ,

Hallo Vijeesh,
a superb macro shot of the Banded Blue Pierrot taken from an excellent lateral point of view with impressive details and marvellous colours, a very nice composition
Best regards

wonderful image with good clarity. congrats. thank you for sharing. There are few species similar to this one.

Hola vijeesh

Una mariposa muy bella, y una imagen estupenda, colores muy agradables, perfecta nitidez y POV excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

simple and very beautiful, TFS Ori

Hi Vijeesh,
WoW! what a great shot and presentation,
Excellent POV. and details,
sharp and clear picture,
Excellent focus and beautiful contrast and light,
very well done.
My compliments

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-11 10:48]

Hello Vijeesh,
Simple and beautiful picture of this lovely butterfly. A picture shown with excellent sharpness, natural colors and a very pleasant green background, ideal contrast to the white wings. Well done!
Kind regards

Hi Vijeesh,

The branch is helping to frame the butterfly. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the Banded Blue Pierrot butterfly. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


great shot, nice very nice butterfly, excellent colors and details Vijeesh, congratulations for you picture !

ciao, tino

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