Under my Wings Clipper - Parthenos sylvia by Lepidoptera

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Clipper – Parthenos sylvia
The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia found 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.
Source: Wikipedia

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My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    25 December 2011 – 1 image per 24hrs!

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • jesika
    jesikaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful insect & image

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
    I certainly appreciate your warm visited and commented on my images in year 2011.
    I wish you a blessed and prosperous Happy New Year.
    Best Regards & hugs,

  • Peter Yates
    Peter Yatesover 3 years ago

    great macro

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 3 years ago

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...over 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! Amazing capture with wonderful details and dof!

  • walela
    walelaover 3 years ago

    Nice shot

  • Eden R. Knizacky
    Eden R. Knizackyover 3 years ago

    Very nice!

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

  • Hi Naturelover, thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.

    – Lepidoptera

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