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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
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: 2007-02-04
: Nikon D70, Tamron SP AF200-500mm f5-6.3 Di LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/60
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: Butterflies Of Singapore [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-03-19 6:39
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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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Bonjour,
Belle prsentation bien russie.
Bonne journe.
clnaef

good macro! I like the clearness and the color, good work! Greetings.

Hey!!!
WOW your butterfly pictures are rocking!
Absolute sharpness, color and DOP! And i love the clean, neat pictures, this one tops it.
Steph

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