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Lycaenid Butterfly

Lycaenid Butterfly
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-11-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-11-28 5:37
Viewed: 968
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this small butterfly belonging the genus of Blues on my school campus today morning with my compact camera.
It is difficult to identify it since we can see colours on its upper wings but not the markings on its lower wings that help in identification. Since we see a pair of tails, it could be a Plains Cupid. However, we cannot be sure because quite a few Blues do have tails.
As such, here is a small note on Lycaenids:

Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies), with over 5,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies. They constitute about 30% of the known butterfly species.


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hallo Ram
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-11-28 15:25]

Hi Ram,very very difficult to identify from this POV,it looks like a Leptotes pirithous but it's just an idea,good sharpness and excellent exposure of the different light levels. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram,
un magnifique spécimen, bonne gestion des couleurs et de la netteté.
Bonne journée

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