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Blue and Black by Fezzgator Blue and Black by Fezzgator
This is the first of 3 in a series of Parides or Cattleheart photos. This one is the Pink-spotted Cattleheart which, as you can see, can have a lovely shade of blue. The problem is that more than with most species you have to be at just the right angle to get the blue and let me tell you right now its not from right above.

Scientific Name: Parides photinus
Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Tribe: Troidini
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tsukineko9 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
I love these guys. They're so beautiful. It's a shame we usually end up getting more regular Cattlehearts (can't remember the scientific name and don't feel like looking it up) than Pink-spotted.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
We use to always get either Parides arcas or Parides iphidamas which are very similar and very common cattlehearts. It all depends on what you have on your permit. If you can display more species I;'m sure you can get them from your suppliers.
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Azurna568 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Wow, that's such a nice color.. punk! no worries I'll get all the pretty shots next week :). Can't wait to see you and be out of this area too lol.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be glad to see you again as well but we'll see about you getting all the shots for now I control all the butterflies!!!!
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Azurna568 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
uh huh! I Knew it, they always acted weird when you were there!! ;)
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed!
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Azurna568 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
lol, I dunno.. I think it would be cool... now if you can have them all congregate and carry small children off, that would be awsome.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I can give the command but there usually isn't enough big ones to pull it off.
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Azurna568 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
oh poo.. we'll have to work on that then, eh?
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed....
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Renaix Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I like that pink pattern on the bottom wings!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad!
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Tswolf1422 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice, we'll give you competition next week
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I expect no less!
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! I love the colors! those are hard to find where I'm at... if there are any like that at all that is! I know we have some form of cattleheart, and I'm sure its not that one, but they are rare. Can't seem to catch it. Nice shot!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks and yes, to the best of my knowledge generally only Montezuma's Cattleheart which has no blue and only one row of red dots will stray into Texas.
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janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep! Thats the one! Cant find it either... ah well. Its all good. I'll admire yours!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm sure you'll see it again, we don't get them sent to us till summer as well but thanks, I appreciate the kind words.
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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thats gorgeous...
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it.
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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome:).
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