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Large Green-banded Blue (Danis danis)
jmorlan

Large Green-banded Blue (Danis danis)

Very similar to the unrelated Small Green-banded Blue (Psychonotis chaeleus) I believe this is an example of aposematic mimicry in tropical butterflies. There are two kinds of aposematic mimicry: Batesian and Müllerian. In Bastesian, a tasty species mimics an unpalatable or poisonous one to gain survival advantage, but in Müllerian, both are unpalatable.
Location
Sawatuk, Sorong Regency, West Papua, Indonesia
Date taken
21 November 2023.

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Category
Butterflies & Moths
Added by
jmorlan
Date added
View count
133
Comment count
1

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400 second(s)
ISO
500
Filename
LargeGreen-bandedBlueIMG_7098.jpg
File size
371.4 KB
Date taken
Tue, 21 November 2023 6:54 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 879px

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