Brown Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)


Photo Information
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Parthenos
Species: P. sylvia
Binomial name: Parthenos sylvia(Cramer, 1775)

The Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South and South-East Asia. It is species found mostly in forested areas. The Clipper is a fast flying butterfly and has a habit of flying with its wings flapped stiffly between the horizontal position and a few degrees below the horizontal. It may glide between spurts of flapping.

Description
Male and female. Upperside : ground-colour a bright bronze-green, 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.

PENTAX K20D
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 DI LD (IF)Macro
Date/time original 31-3-2009 13:47:41
Exposure time 1/100 s
F-number f/16
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Exposure bias value 0.00 eV
Metering mode Pattern
Focal length 170 mm
White balance Auto white balance
04/04/2009 - 17:15Pentaxfriend
CategoryPets / Captive animals
Shutter Speed1/100
Aperturef/16
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length170mm
Views/Likes59/0

Rees

Link Posted 04/04/2009 - 17:20
Excellent macro shot, such detail, well taken. and thank you for the accompanying information.

ttk

Link Posted 04/04/2009 - 18:25
Excellent shot very good detail and colour.
Tel,

jackitec

Link Posted 04/04/2009 - 18:38
Well done I like this and plenty info.

tomkeet

Link Posted 04/04/2009 - 20:14
Excellent shot.
Regards
Tom

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goggalee

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 03:18
Love your macro photography!
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MIROSLAV

Link Posted 07/04/2009 - 07:25
Very nice shot!!
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