Golden drink

© Hayden Cannon

Golden drink

Uploaded: July 04, 2020 | Entered: July 04, 2020 04:29:44

Description

This from a set I call my Quarantine macro series. This is a Taractrocera papyria ssp. agrualia it was expected to become it's own species T. agrualia (unaware of it's happened yet) it's common name is Western Grass-Dart. This cute little guy is roughly 20mm or so. They're quite quick fliers and often settle on grass and occasionally flowers for a drink. Their food plant is a native grass. They have a very distinct resting position, I think it's quite similar to a fighter jet. Its fore wings sit upright or vertically while the hind wings sit horizontally. They have a stunning gold colour that really shines when caught by the sun. The males have a mark or sex brand on the fore wing for identifying between males and females.

Exif: Camera: Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II; Shutter Speed: 1/125; Aperture: f/16.0; ISO: 400; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:04:16 13:45:46

Comments

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 04, 2020

Beautiful detail and colors, and thank you for the information! #1742164

Hayden Cannon level-classic July 06, 2020

Thank you for your kind words and comment Janet, I usually put in extra information on my nature subjects as it is where I studied and worked for a long time. Also seemed appropriate for the contest theme #11816090

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