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Photo #11532: Catopsilia pomona

Female

Catopsilia pomona

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Base gallery. Upperside. Pinned specimen.

Photo, and identified by: Dmitriy Pozhogin. Image redone at the website

Place of shooting/catching: Vietnam

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06.05.2012 8:26, Olga Averyanova

:) Neither do I. Agree with you, many times I shot myself in the foot using its info of orchids.

05.05.2012 20:57, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Olga, to believe in wikipedia is kind of a big sin. Please, don't you rely upon it.

05.05.2012 19:48, Olga Averyanova

Thanks, you convinced me. Here the mass flight happened in the very mid-April and specimens were colored quite variously. Sorry for doubt, I was confused with the wikipedia description, here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catopsilia_pomona where they differ a lot.

05.05.2012 11:11, Vasiliy Feoktistov

I've got no doubt as for your identifying.

05.05.2012 9:09, Dmitriy Pozhogin

Olga, Vasily, what makes you both feel doubtful? This genus shows marked sexual dimorphism as well as many Pieridae do. This is a female though you can see the male too on the other photo. In Vietnam I came across the mass flight or migration maybe of this species. I could see at that moment hundreds of flying butterflies albeit it was rather hard to catch one.

05.05.2012 3:19, Vasiliy Feoktistov

I've just checked it out. Dmitry is right, that's female.

04.05.2012 23:52, Peter Khramov

Vasily, would you please elaborate your last comment? I didn't understand anything...

04.05.2012 21:56, Vasiliy Feoktistov

Sorry. Or I don't dig it and such things can happen.

04.05.2012 21:48, Vasiliy Feoktistov

I suppose we can rely upon Dmitry's identifying. This is likely such kind of a sexual dimorphism.

04.05.2012 21:40, Olga Averyanova

?

04.05.2012 21:38, Olga Averyanova

Male.

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