Monday, April 25, 2011

Top Model..............

I photographed this Tropic Dart/Potanthus confucius    last week in my garden. It was one of those occasions when your subject literally poses for you.  Interestingly, this critter is also called Chinese Dart and Confucian Dart  ! Posted for Macro Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday.



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13 comments:

  1. oh those are perfect shots! gorgeous!

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  2. Fabulous details in these photos!

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  3. Beautiful! I love the little stripes on his antennae!

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  4. Lovely insect Amila with those dark eyes. Is it a butterfly or a moth, and why such dark, large eyes? My turn for questions.

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  5. excellent macros...love the one where he/she is looking directly at us!

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  6. Wow that´s a real top model. Love all the frames!! I wish they were mine.

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  7. Hello there,thanks for the comments!:)

    Phil, Apparently it is a butterfly,though not a typical one. It belongs the family Hesperiidae,which is called Skippers. Skippers show some features of moths. Unfortunately there is very little info online about these critters. I suggest you visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skipper_butterflies for nto learn more about skippers. Sorry I can't help you with the eyes.

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  8. Great shots! It's always so nice when they pose for you.

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  9. A beautiful set of images. Well done!

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  10. What a beautiful little moth! Was he cold? I know insects are less active when they're cold so I wondered if that's why he was more cooperative!

    Very nice shots!

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  11. Hi all,many thanks for your feedback!

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  12. Hi Amila Nice Capture. it's a Pale Palm Dart, not a Confusian Dart though.

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