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Dark Glassy Tiger

Dark Glassy Tiger
: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
: Animals
: 2007-01-21
: Insects
: Nikon D70, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/500
: Butterflies Of Singapore [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-01-29 7:12
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: 10
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Family : Nymphalidae
SubFamily : Danainae
Common Name : Dark Glassy Tiger
Forms : -
Forests and wooded areas
Other Key Information
Fore Legs Fully Develops? : -
Forewing Length : 35-40 mm
Color :
Status :
Sighted (Singapore) : Jan Feb Mar Apr Aug

The Dark Glassy Tiger, like its close relative, The Blue Glassy Tiger (Ideopsis vulgaris macrina), is a common butterfly is Singapore, and is even abundant during certain seasons. It feeds on the "Milkweed" species like Gymnema and Asclepias. As the butterfly is distasteful to predators, it usually adopts a slow graceful and unhurried flight.
Its wings are striped with black and blue, and the straight line in the forewing cell sets it apart from the Blue Glassy Tiger, which has a hook in the cell. The males of this species have special scent scales on the hindwing, presumably used during courtship. Like many butterflies in the Danainae sub-family, the males extrude a pair of yellow hair pencils when alarmed.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-01-29 7:15]

hi Meerkat,
trs jolie composition, on sent que c'est travaill. Impeccable opposition de couleur qui met bien en valeur le sujet.


Jolie composition o le papillon ressort trs bien.
Bonne journe.

Hello Meerkat.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.
Great composition.

Jose Luis.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-29 9:43]

Magnfica fotografa con un bonito colorido y una preciosa composicin.
Excelente trabajo.

Hi 'Meerkat'
Great shot, nice DoF, well focused, sharp, neat BG, great colors.

Ben Lakitan

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