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The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)


The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)
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Copyright: Aamer Atozai (kheshkiwaal) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 2 N: 71] (909)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-28
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-01 1:39
Viewed: 1284
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Butterflies and moths come from the same group of insects, which is the order of Lepidoptera. The word Lepidoptera is derived from Greek, which means "scaly wings" or (scale) and (wings). The beauty of butterflies is also recognised and appreciated by its wings through the variety of colours, patterns, sizes and shapes. Some butterflies such as the Blue Morpho has an iridescent blue coloured wings, which allows them to be known as the world's most beautiful butterfly.
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia, mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapping stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.
Male and female. Upperside : ground-colour a bright purple, the subhyaline white spots near the apex of cell in the fore wing more opaque, the broad discal band of large white spots proportionately more basal further from the termen and very irregular, the spots, especially towards the hinder part of the wing, more widely separated, the spot in interspace 5 more acutely triangular and smaller, the two spots above shifted obliquely inwards towards the costa, making the outer margin of the discal band angulate at interspaces 5 and 6. Hind wing: the postdiscal and sub-terminal markings broader and more diffuse than in P. gambrisius, giving a dark shade to the whole of the apical half of the wing.
Underside pale greenish grey. Fore wing: the spots and markings except the basal black streaks as on the upperside, the groundcolour fading to an ashy grey towards the terminal margin. Hind wing similar to the underside of hind wing of P. gambrisius, but the discal transverse sinuous black line very broken and incomplete, the postdiscal, subterminal and terminal black markings somewhat better denned. Antennae black; head, thorax and abdomen bronze green, barred with black above ; beneath whitish.

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Hallo Aamer,
superba fotografia!!
Oriucm, fluturii sunt slabiciunea mea:)
Felicitari pentru catura!!
O zi frumoasa
Numai bine,
Ionela

Bom dia Aamer,
That's a pretty shot on a very nice butterfly.
Good capture. Technically very well done.
R.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-07-01 11:05]

Fantastic butterfly, excellent shsrpness and details
regards
Ryszard

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  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2014-06-04 12:27]

Hi Aamer,
Beautiful specimen, looks huge.
Good shot.
Regards,
Lauro

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