Butterfly: the Meadow Argus

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Wikipedia says…

The meadow argus (Junonia villida) is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, commonly found in Australia. It is also known as Albin’s Hampstead eye in the United Kingdom, where it has occurred only as an accidental import.

 

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The wingspan measures 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in males and 4.3 centimetres (1.7) in females

 

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(Nikon D3000, on auto)

Thanks for looking.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    So nice it doesn’t look real.

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    1. It looks like a paper cut out, doesn’t it! Must be because the body isn’t defined.

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  2. So tiny, but most attractive. Thank you for sharing, Christine. ❤

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  3. Aunt Beulah says:

    What beautiful photographs. The butterfly and the flowers are the perfect complement for one another, and they contrast so nicely with the lush green-shadowed background. I do admire your skill.

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    1. Thank you Janet. I like to think I’m improving. 🙂

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