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N 195 B 2.7K C 305 E Oct 21, 2015 F Apr 11, 2022
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This image is included in 2 galleries :- 1) "INTERPHOTO * TOP FLICKR 2022" curated by Gianfranco Marzetti and 2) "Colour" by Micheal.

Tags:   Spangle 藍鳳蝶 Feeding flapping wings floral flower pink bouganvillea Butterfly Lepidoptera Proboscis Nature closetonature Concordians National Geographic narrow depth of field Macro photography papilio protenor green bokeh green background white bokeh Tsim Bei Tsui Lau Fau Shan Hong Kong geo tagged Autumn afternoon Wildlife insect Insecta 尖鼻咀 香港 uncropped full frame Sha Kiu Tsuen Yuen Long District travel SpecInsect swallowtail butterfly in gallery

N 210 B 2.6K C 314 E Oct 8, 2011 F Mar 2, 2022
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This image is included in 2 galleries:- 1) "INTERPHOTO * TOP FLICKR 2022" curated by Gianfranco Marzetti and 2) "Insects & other bugs" by Cheryl Blay.

Danaus chrysippus, also known as the plain tiger, African queen, or African monarch, is a medium-sized butterfly widespread in Asia, Australia and Africa. It belongs to the Danainae subfamily of the brush-footed butterfly family Nymphalidae. Danainae primarily consume plants in the genus Asclepias, more commonly called milkweed. Milkweed contains toxic compounds, cardenolides, which are often consumed and stored by many butterflies. Because of their emetic properties, the plain tiger is unpalatable to most predators. As a result, the species' coloration is widely mimicked by other species of butterflies.

This female butterfly here is feeding on common beggarticks, which is non toxic.

D. chrysippus encompasses three main subspecies: D. c. alcippus, D. c. chrysippus, and D. c. orientis. These subspecies are found concentrated in specific regions within the larger range of the entire species.

The plain tiger is believed to be one of the first butterflies depicted in art. A 3500-year-old ancient Egyptian fresco in Luxor features the oldest known illustration of this species. (Wikipedia)

Tags:   Feeding Common Beggarticks Plain Tiger 金斑蝶 Hong Kong Autumn Morning Macro photography close-up closetonature Concordians SpecInsect insect Insecta 白花鬼針草 Bidens alba 香港鳳園蝴蝶保育區 National Geographic narrow depth of field Travel geo tagged green background green bokeh Proboscis antennae floral flower Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve white flower Lepidoptera Danaus chrysippus female blue bokeh butterfly nature wildlife Danaidae in gallery yellow stamen African queen African monarch soft light

N 166 B 2.8K C 266 E Sep 6, 2017 F Feb 17, 2022
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The Common Rose is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the genus Pachliopta, the roses, or red-bodied swallowtails. It is a common butterfly which is extensively distributed across south and southeast Asia.

The common rose is active much earlier in the morning than most butterflies and remains so throughout the day until dusk. It flies just as readily in the shade as in the sun, and frequently visits flowers.

The red body, slow peculiar flight, bright colouration and pattern of the wings are meant to indicate to predators that this butterfly is inedible, being well protected by the poisons it has sequestered from its larval food plant. It also emits a nasty smelling substance when handled to further enhance its unappealing qualities. Hence it is rarely attacked by predators, a strategy so successful, that edible butterflies have evolved to mimic it, the classic example being that of the female morph of the common Mormon that is Papilio polytes, female form stichius. (Wikipedia)

Tags:   紅珠鳳蝶 Common Rose Summer morning Macro photography close-up Nature closetonature Concordians Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve Tai Po Hong Kong Travel National Geographic insect Insecta floral flower Jamaica Vervain green bokeh green background narrow depth of field purple flower sachtarpheta urticifolia 假馬鞭 verbenaceae Lepidoptera geo tagged SpecInsect Pachliopta aristolochiae swallowtail butterfly red-bodied swallowtail flapping wings antennae proboscis feeding

N 206 B 2.8K C 303 E Oct 8, 2011 F Feb 17, 2022
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This image is included in 2 galleries :- 1) "Stunning Photos - Set Five" curated by Pamela dot M and 2) "Butterflies and Moths 2" by Glass Angel.

White Dragontail is a medium sized butterfly , wing span ranges from 40 to 45 mm. Wings are mainly black, the triangular forewing with hyaline cells, short and narrow radial cells in the hindwing, and has a pair of slender tails which looks like swallow's tail. Its adult is the smallest in the Papilionidae family in the world. Ref: Fung Yuen Biodiversity Series. White Dragontail by Pun Sui Fai.

When feeding, they stay on one flower very briefly, usually for a second or two, then swiftly jump to another with no predictable route Capturing them in motion is a great challenge.

Tags:   White Dragontail Butterfly Feeding Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve Travel Hong Kong Tai Po Macro photography close-up closetonature Concordians Nature National Geographic narrow depth of field Autumn Morning Sidelit geo tagged 燕鳳蝶 香港鳳園蝴蝶保育區 白花鬼針草 Bidens alba Common Beggarticks green bokeh green background Lamproptera curius Swallowtail butterfly Papilionidae insect Insecta SpecInsect New Territories white flower floral flapping wings proboscis antennae

N 141 B 2.5K C 220 E Oct 5, 2011 F Feb 13, 2022
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This image is included in a gallery "INTERPHOTO * TOP FLICKR 2022" curated by Gianfranco Marzetti.

The fork-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga christinae) is a bird in the family Nectariniidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1869. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. These small birds, with decurved bill, call a soft and frequent "zwink-zwink" and a metallic trill. The bird appears in the most commonly used postal stamp of Hong Kong. (Wikipedia)

Tags:   Rork-tailed sunbird Aethopyga christinae bird watcher avian Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve Macro photography close-up Nature National Geographic Concordians closetonature Autumn afternoon geo tagged Travel 香港鳳園蝴蝶保育區 Feeding SLB-Feeding dark background red flower nectannidae narrow depth of field New Territories Tai Po 红樓花 叉尾太陽鳥 green bokeh in gallery Odontonema the toothedthreads Acanthaceae


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