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Lens: Auto mamiya sekor 50mm f2 Camera: Pentax K30 Photo Location: Lancaster ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/25s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: Cerebum, 08-18-2018, 12:36 PM





OK, not a tremendous photo but I was blown away by the sharpness of this vintage lens. The detail on the butterflies antennae is great given that the minimum focus distance is half a meter
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Good the Lens and the best more of the photo. Cheers
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Thank you is it down to the number of wings? Anyway, this is a really small one

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Butterflies are really just a sub-order of the order Lepidoptera - the Rhopalocera- all the rest are moths. Rhopalocera, if I remember correctly means clubbed horn, the horn being the antenna - so check the antennae - if they are clubbed at the end, it's a butterfly. There are other usual differences, like the way they hold their wings at rest, but nothing else is diagnostic. There are moths with clubbed antennae that then taper off into a point, and skipper butterflies are quite moth-like - nothing in nature is cut and dried, but that's generally it.

This looks like a member of the Lycaenidae - the blues
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Butterflies are really just a sub-order of the order Lepidoptera - the Rhopalocera- all the rest are moths. Rhopalocera, if I remember correctly means clubbed horn, the horn being the antenna - so check the antennae - if they are clubbed at the end, it's a butterfly. There are other usual differences, like the way they hold their wings at rest, but nothing else is diagnostic. There are moths with clubbed antennae that then taper off into a point, and skipper butterflies are quite moth-like - nothing in nature is cut and dried, but that's generally it.

This looks like a member of the Lycaenidae - the blues
This was quite pale in comparison to others i have seen on the orchard, but you are right, it was blue
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Butterfly. I believe that butterflies rest with their wings folded up (like yours) and moths rest with their wings outspread. Sounds a bit too simple to be an absolute rule though. Maybe there are exceptions.
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