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Male Cruiser Butterfly (Vindula arsinoe)

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Featured in Butterflies, Skippers, Moths & Other Winged Insects, Australian Wildlife, Art 4 Charity and Closeups in Nature

The adult male is orange with a black pattern of lines and dots. There is a small eyespot on the rear of each hind wing. The underside is similar with white patches on the forewing.

The female (Vindula arsinoe ada), is similar but a paler orange, and has a large black area along the margin of each fore wing containing a pattern of white spots and crescents. The butterflies have a wingspan up to 8 cms.

Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland.

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butterfly, queensland, blossom, male, insects, cruiser butterfly, capeyork, vindula arsinoe, marilyn harris, australia

Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled throughout Australia, England, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.

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Comments

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    Beautifully brilliant Bloss!! Love the contrasting colours. Detail is sharp and clean! Well done :))

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    A real beauty. Great colours, details, and dof.

  • LjMaxx
    LjMaxxover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Cruiser. Crisp shot. Full sized.. pretty.

  • Freelancer
    Freelancerover 5 years ago

    Wow! So clear! Awesome capture:)

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 5 years ago

    Great my friend. You got featured today. Congratulations . Well deserved

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    oh isn’t he beautiful = great capture blossom,
    love the contrast of the green and orange :)

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 5 years ago

    Featured in Butterflies_Skippers_Moths_&_Other_Winged_Insects Group – 17th November 2008.

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 5 years ago

    Beautifully taken, Welcome to the Compact group

  • julie08
    julie08over 5 years ago

    Its beautiful – I love it:)

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Beautiful !!

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