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Mycalesis mineus

Mycalesis mineus
Photo Information
Copyright: Karthik JP (jpnature) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 66] (955)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX Nikkor 55200mm/45.6G ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 7:48
Viewed: 1771
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Dark-branded Bushbrown, Mycalesis mineus, is a species of satyrine butterfly found in Asia.

Wet-season form. Upperside dark vandyke-brown; fore and hind wings with slender subterminai and terminal pale lines. Fore wing with a single white-centred, fulvous-ringed, black ocellus, generally set in a square pale area, in interspace 2, occasionally a similar smaller ocellus without any pale surrounding area in interspace 5. Hind wing uniform sometimes with one or two obscure postmedian ocelli. Underside: ground-colour similar; fore and hind wings crossed by a transverse dusky-white discal band, well-defined inwardly, diffuse outwardly, followed by a post-discal series of ocelli surrounded by a dusky-yellowish, sometimes purplish-white, line; the ocelli are similar to the ocelli on the upperside, and vary from two to four on the fore and from five to seven (the preapical two being sometimes obsolescent) on the hind wing; of these latter the posterior four, not three as in Mycalesis perseus, are in a straight line; finally, beyond the rows of ocelli on both wings there are pale or purplish-white subterminal and terminal sinuous lines.

Dry-season form. Upperside similar to that in the wet-season form, but paler. Underside from ochraceous brown to dusky brown of a darker shade ; basal half of the wings conspicuously darker than the outer portions ; the whole surface irrorated with fine brown striae ; sometimes a distinct dark discal band crosses both wings; ocelli nearly obsolete, indicated by minute white specks, the posterior four on the hind wing in a straight line as in the wet-season form. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown; the club of the antennae with black and ochraceous marks. Male sex-mark in form 1 as in M. perseus, but the patch of specialized scales on the underside of the fore wing half as large again.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Lepidoptera
Family : Nymphalidae
Genus : Mycalesis
Species : M. mineus

Binomial name: Mycalesis mineus

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hallo Karthik
very nice picture to see
good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Karthik,
Beautiful butterfly.Well captured from behind.Nice colour and design on wings with good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-20 10:28]

Hello Karthik,
Very nice macro in good sharpness and beautiful clear colours. Taken from a pleasing POV in a fine composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-20 11:37]

An excellent captur of this nymphalidae,despite the diagonal location,just a bit oversharpened but in a correct exposure and with very bright colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Karthik, great macro of lovely butterfly, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Karthik
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
花紋很鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 這種蝴蝶我第一次見到 很美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-20 20:43]

Hello Karthik,
Your Dark-branded Bushbrown has some rather unique markings, I especially like the dark eyespots and white band that runs down the length of it's wings. The water droplets on it's perch adds much to the overall appearance of your photo.

Hello Karthik,
Exceptional composition with a superb colorful butterfly. Gorgeous fellow....
Amazing colors, details and very good focus.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Karthik,
Nice catch from an interesting angle and very good details.

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