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Plain Tiger

Plain Tiger
: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
: Animals
: 2007-02-04
: Insects
: Nikon D70, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/125
: Butterflies Of Singapore, Butterflies on Lantana Flowers [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-03-18 5:30
: 3402
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Family : Nymphalidae
SubFamily : Danainae
Common Name : Plain Tiger
Forms : f. alcippoides

The Plain Tiger is rather local in Singapore, where it generally stays within the vicinity of its caterpillar host plants, Asclepias curassavica or Calotropis gigantea both of which are not commonly cultivated in Singapore.

The butterfly has a rich fulvous orange forewings with a broad black apical border bearing a series of white spots. It occurs in two forms - form chrysippus which has orange hindwings, and form alcippoides which has white hindwings. Males can be distinguished by an additional brand on the hindwing.

Singapore is host to both forms of the Plain Tiger with the white-hindwinged form-alcippoides being the more common of the two forms. The species is distasteful to birds.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-18 5:39]

Hi Meerkat. this is a very good picture of the Plain tiger. very good colour with grat detail and well in focus. he stands out well against the back ground. well done..

Uma exelente foto,com cores e nitidez super agradavel meus parabns.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2007-03-18 6:40]

ciao,fantastici i colori accesi di questa foto, molto intonata la cornice e senza dimenticare la maestosa farfalla complimenti,

Hello Meerkat
Wonderful shot of this Plain Tiger,
Great compositiona and lighting,


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-18 12:12]

Hi Meerkat,

What a beautiful picture with lovely framing. The butterfly is beautiful with wonderful colors and fine details.


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