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Butterfly unknown to me
Lens: fa100 Camera: k-x Photo Location: Belgium ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: Pentigor, 04-30-2015, 03:21 PM

Iso 1600 is a lot with the k-x, but it does not distract from the main subject I think..
Does anyone know what butterfly this is?





If you want to see a more detailed view of the wing click https://www.flickr.com/photos/14175389@N07/17071705149/in/photostream/ and then click again.


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I would guess a Moth but what is the difference?
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I believe it is a butterfly, because butterflies have a little club or hook end on their antennae while moths tend to be straight. Butterflies also bring their wings together vertically when they are resting, but moths spread them horizontally. So this should qualify as a butterfly on those two identifiers (although nothing is set in stone!)


I would put my money on the Eastern Dappled White (see here Euchloe ausonia - Eastern Dappled White photo - Ray Purser Photography photos at pbase.com)


I am not a butterfly expert (lepidopterist?) but your image aroused my curiosity. It is a nice shot.
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That is a pretty little guy. The wing markings are beautiful.

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Thank you all for commenting.
And PJ1 thank you for your research. Building on your research I now think it is a Euchloe crameri or Western Dappled White.
It should live in the south of France and Spain and so on, I don't know what it is doing so far up North. This makes it a quite rare capture.
Thanks again,
see you soon (well your pictures)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentigor Quote
Iso 1600 is a lot with the k-x, but it does not distract from the main subject I think..
Does anyone know what butterfly this is?





If you want to see a more detailed view of the wing click vlinder1 | butterfly Euchloe crameri , photographed in Belgi? | Flickr and then click again.


Thanks for watching,


Igor
Beautiful!
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