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Perrhybris pyrrha - Cramer 1775

Perrhybris pyrrha - Cramer 1775
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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: 2011-11-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 55-200mm AF-S 1:4-5.6 G ED DX VR, Zeikos UV 52mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-28 16:27
Viewed: 3328
Points: 26
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Perrhybris pyrrha (Cramer 1775)

Hello TN friends!

This butterfly is becoming more common; this year I have seen three times this butterfly in my garden. Before it was completely unknown to me.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Pieridae - Duponchel, 1835
Genus: Perrhybris
Specific name: pyrrha - Cramer 1775
Scientific name: - Perrhybris pyrrha Cramer 1775

General: The Pieridae are a large family of butterflies with about 76 genera containing approximately 1,100 species, mostly from tropical Africa and Asia. Most pierid butterflies are white, yellow or orange in coloration, often with black spots. The pigments that give the distinct colouring to these butterflies are derived from waste products in the body and are a characteristic of this family.

It is believed that the name "butterfly" originated from a member of this family — the Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni — which was called the "butter-coloured fly" by early British naturalists.

The sexes usually differ, often in the pattern or number of the black markings.

The larvae (caterpillars) of a few of these species, such as Pieris brassicae and Pieris rapae, commonly seen in gardens, feed on brassicas, and are notorious agricultural pests.

Males of many species exhibit gregarious mud-puddling behavior when they may imbibe salts from moist soils

Identification: The Pieridae have the radial vein on the forewing with 3 or 4 branches and rarely with 5 branches. The fore legs are well developed in both sexes, unlike in the Nymphalidae, and the tarsal claws are bifid unlike in the Papilionidae.

Like the Papilionidae, Pieridae also have their pupae held at an angle by a silk girdle, but running at the first abdominal segment unlike the thoracic girdle seen in the Papilionidae.

Subfamilies: The Pieridae are generally divided into the following four subfamilies:

* Dismorphiinae (6 genera) Mostly Neotropical, this group includes several mimetical species. The host plants are in the family Fabaceae.

* Pierinae (55 genera) Whites, Yellow, Orange-tips, many of these species are strongly migratory. Host plants are in the families Capparidaceae, Brassicaceae, Santalaceae, and Loranthaceae.

* Coliadinae (14 genera) Sulphurs or Yellows, many of these species are sexually dimorphic. Some, such as Colias, have wing patterns that are visible only under ultraviolet.

* Pseudopontiinae The sole species in this subfamily, Pseudopontia paradoxa, is endemic to West Africa.

According to the molecular phylogenetic study of Braby et al. (2006), sister group relationships among Pieridae subfamilies are: ((Dismorphiinae+Pseudopontiinae)+ Coliadinae+Pierinae)).

About this shot:
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 10/12500 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 200 mm
Date Taken: 2011-11-26 10:44
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 271 kb

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-11-28 17:19]

Otima composiçăo vertical para essa imagem.
Apurada nitidez e enfocamento.
Otimo resultado final.
Ate a proxima.

Hi Jesus,
another excellent photo of butterfly. Great point of view. Very good sharpness. Nice details.
Thanks for sharing,

what an elegant butterly! Lovely colours and shape. Nicely photographed from a good point of view with good detail.
regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-28 22:42]

Beautiful species, fine pose and good perch, colorful image. tfs.

Hi Jesus,
Excellent photo of this beautiful Butterfly and Flower, great fine details and colors, TFS!

Ciao Jesus, altro splendore dal tuo giardino delle meraviglie, delizioso anche il fiore, splendidi colori e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-29 4:41]

Hello Jesús,
A Pierid butterfly that looks almost like a Heliconiid! A fine example of partial Batsian mimicry!
A fine POV and DOF that captures both the butterfly and lantana flowers with total sharpness against a pleasing clean natural BG. The composition is is just right too.
This is great to view and thanks for sharing it.
Best regards,

wonderful butterfly excellent captured, lovely colors and nice details, have a good day,

ciao, tino

Excellent POV and composition, Jesus.
The lantana flowers and the subject complement each other here.
TFS and regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-29 6:56]

Hello Jesús,
Another fantastic photo of a very beautiful butterfly. Great sharpness, details, colours and DOF. Splendid background. The POV is really perfect.

Impressive DOF Jesus! Fantastic photo from a difficult POV. Excellent composition, wonderful colours and great sharpness.

  • Great 
  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-29 8:05]

Ciao Jesus,
questa immagine č fantastica per composizione, nitidezza, luce, sfondo e colori delicati; grandissima profonditŕ e POV perfetto. Davvero molto bella!

hello Jesus
Again a Beauty of a picture
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
great shot
thanks greetinglou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-29 11:28]

Ciao Jesus,eccezzionale risultato da un'angolazione non facile,bellissima specie ed eccezzionale precisione dei dettagli,luce e colori,una nuova bella sorpresa dal tuo giardino incantato.ehhee...buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano

Ciao Jesus. POV difficilissimo gestito da campione. Ottimo il dettaglio e superba gestione della lcue.


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