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Landkaartje, vlinder, natuur, fotografie

Landkaartje, vlinder, natuur, fotografie

Fifteen shades of photoreceptor in a butterfly's eye

When researchers studied the eyes of Common Bluebottles, a species of swallowtail butterfly from Australasia, they were in for a surprise. These butterflies have large eyes and use their blue-green iridescent wings for visual .

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

ウスバシロチョウ Parnassius citrinarius Nikko Today com

ウスバシロチョウ Parnassius citrinarius Nikko Today com

オオムラサキ / Sasakia charonda

Sasakia charonda, commonly known as the Japanese emperor or the great purple emperor, is the national butterfly of Japan, where it is known as 大紫 or オオムラサキ (oh-murasaki, "great purple").

Asian Constable Butterfly - Scientific name: D. n. nesiotes (Fruhstorfer, 1903). English name: Asian Constable Butterfly. Japanese name: スミナガシ (Sumi-Nagashi).

Asian Constable Butterfly - Scientific name: D. nesiotes (Fruhstorfer, English name: Asian Constable Butterfly. Japanese name: スミナガシ (Sumi-Nagashi).