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The Leaf King by Fezzgator The Leaf King by Fezzgator
This excellent leaf mimic is called the Red-striped Leafwing and this one crawled its way up the stick in search of warmth on another cool day in the Rainforest. Its also rare for us to have and only the second time in all the years I've been associated with Butterfly Rainforest.

Scientific Name: Siderone galanthis nemesis
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Charaxinae
Tribe: Aneaini
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Tazzy- Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is an awesome shot!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I was worried when I took it that the brown wouldn't show up well with the dark background but it looks ok.
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Lissa68 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the honor, its quite humbling knowing my work can even be considered along side such great work as you feature! I will most certainly browse the other work, at least those I haven't seen already! Thank you again!
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epit0me-0f-me Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
niceeee!
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm very pleased you like it!
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glunac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   General Artist
It's a BUTTERFLY, it looks like dried leaves in the thumb. How wonderfully camouflaged it is.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
And as good a camo as this is I've seen species that do a even better job of it!
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spacepilot7 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wonderful. :)
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it!
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BogdanCh Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Beautiful shot! An absolutely gorgeous butterfly; I love the eyes, and get a kick out of the white on the legs with such dark markings everywhere else.
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Fezzgator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, we like to joke that he wears socks as its often cold the time of year we get them.
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Simbas-pal Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
LOL! That's what it looks like.:)
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February 19, 2010
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72 mm
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Feb 19, 2010, 4:12:28 PM

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