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Laeosopis roboris (Esper, 1793)

Laeosopis roboris (Esper, 1793)
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/180 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European butterflies 4, Beautiful Butterflies Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 18:31
Viewed: 7466
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a beautiful Lycaenidae, witch scientific name is Laeosopis roboris (Esper, 1793).

Known as "Spanish purple hairstreak" in english. It doesn't have a common name in potuguese.

Very common specie in Portugal.

It can reach a 25mm to 33mm wingspan. Belongs to the Lycaenidae Theclinae family.

In Portugal we can see it fly from May till June arroung small river sides. It flies from 200 meters till 1000 meters of altitude. We only have one generation.

Spread in Portugal, Spain as well as completely in the south of France. Flies in warm, light ranges with ash vegetation.

Their caterpillers feeds Fraxinus excelsior.

(Thanks Cosmin!!)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-24 18:59]
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Hi Paulo

Beautiful capture of this Lycaenidae. Superb colour and BG. Very fine detail and sharpness.

great foto;-))

Hi Paulo,
Very beautiful colors and sharp detail. I love the composition and framing. Perfectly isolated on the flower, and great sepration from the backround. Great camera work.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-24 22:56]
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Hi Paulo
It looks like a dainty little butterfly and you captured it very well, complete with its little headlight on the tip of its right antennae.
A nice composition and square on POV. The colours are great, the details are nice and sharp, the BG is excellent and it compliments the butterfly, and the exposure/lighting control was handled very well.
Good work and TFS.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-06-24 23:41]
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Hi Paulo,
A wonderful shot of this Satyrium, being my first acquaintance with this beautiful species! An exemplary taking in all respects and a very good note to accompany it. Thank you very much for this view,

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-06-25 4:02]
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Hi Paulo
Beautiful shot. Great colours and dtails.
Well done Paulo


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-06-25 4:16]
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Hi Paulo,

A good shot of this colorfull butterfly,well done and TFS


Hello Paulo!
Beautiful butterfly you captured! Especially with these patterns and colours on the edge of the wing! pov and framing is great! bg is very interesting with strong dark colours! Thank you and best regards!

Hej Paulo,
yes, this is a beautiful butterfly you have captured.
Very good details, nice compostion and lovely colours.
The DOF is also very good, the butterfly is well seen from the BG.
Very well done, my friend.

hi Paulo,

a very big WOW.
but one problem with the ID, from my experience with Satyrium ilicis (the species found in the rest of Europe) and S.esculi (is a close species, from Iberian peninsula and north africa) i was hited by the difference so i have take out the book.
so... i think you have done one mistake of ID, the corect ID after my book is Laeosopis roboris (Spanish purple Hairstreak) find only in Spania, Portugal and South of France

pls let me know if my book is wrong,
TFS a lot, is new species for me to see,

p.s. more likely is a female

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-06-25 5:25]
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Hi Paulo,
As usual a beautiful shot accompanied by a very informative note. Two points are never enough for your postings.

Good shot Paulo,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-06-25 10:22]
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Hallo Paulo,
a magnificent picture of Laeosopis roboris. Was it ever shown in TrekNature? Thank you for presenting this nice butterfly.

Another great shot Paulo!
fantastic composition and colours. Very good sharpness and the background.


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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-26 6:44]
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Hello Paulo,
What a nice looking Lycanid!
great details and colors. lovely POV and BG.
Well done and TFS!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-26 10:20]
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Hello Paulo,
this is very nice, its stands out perfect from the B/G. Excellent POV. Nice sharp details and great colors .. Very well composed.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-06-27 17:54]
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Great closeup picture of this butterfly. Great color and BG


Hello Paulo.
Superb shot with exclusively colourful and perfect blurred background. As usual sharpness, details and framing are equal to the occasion. Well done and TFS.

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2006-06-29 6:36]
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Czesc! zdjecie piekne, wspaniale detale, piekne makro, kolory. Rewelacyjne.

Nice shot Paulo,
Good POV and composition. Good detail, color, and exposure as well.
Well done and TFS. :)

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (301)
  • [2006-07-10 13:33]
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Thanks GOD for craeting this animal, thanks Paulo for taken shot.


Beautiful butterfly!Thanks for sharing!

nature is amazing and this photo shows us it`s natural beauty!!!

An excellent picture of a wonderful butterfly! Great composition and superb colors. Sharpness and DOF also are very good. It's a pleasure to look at such outstanding work. Excellent job! TFS!


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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-19 22:42]

Hi Paulo,
Very nice capture! Great colours and good details, well composed.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Paulo,
Beautiful butterfly. Nice captured. Good pov and composition. Well done and TFS.

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