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Tarucus balkanicus

Tarucus balkanicus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-03-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-23 14:28
Viewed: 299
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to dedicate this pic to our friend Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis)that died in this week,a bad news for me coming back from my last vacation.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Tarucus
Species:T. balkanicus

Tarucus balkanicus, the Balkan Pierrot or little tiger blue, is a small butterfly that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family. It is found in Mauritania, Niger (the Aïr region), Sudan (Khartoum), Uganda, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, North Africa, the Balkans, western Asia, parts of central Asia and in India. The habitat consists of very arid savanna.The larvae feed on Ziziphus species.
Underside: Tailed.White with a prominent black streak from the base of both wings.Markings normally black.Continuous sub marginal bands of connected black streaks.
Upperside: Male always with discal spots and spot at cell-end on forewing.Mostly dark blue with a narrow border.
Female: Brownish grey with dark markings.

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Ciao Luciano, ben tornato, gran bella farfallina e gran brutta notizia, Bayram era un caro amico, anche se ultimamente ci eravamo sentiti poco, uno dei migliori fotografi naturalistici e grandissimo esperto, R.i.p., marò al solito di qualità eccellente, bravissimo, buona Domenica, me ne vado a Gavelli, anche se ancora è un po' freddino, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-24 2:58]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in beautiful natural colors. Nice matching blurry background.

Hello Luciano,
Well captured this Little Tiger Blue Butterfly. Nice background and details.
Although I didn't see his post here TN because I joined later, but came to know he was a good person and photographer too. Wish his soul rest in Peace.
Thanks for sharing and dedication your work to him,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

Another stray-butterfly by amazing lights and details all compo make an excellent wild life scene well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

Hello Luciano,
A very nice dedication for Bayram...Sad, but I will remember him....

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-03-24 18:19]

Kul lun nafsun zaiqatul mouth, every living being will die and sorry to hear about your friend.
May LORD bless thy soul in heaven and patience for the rest of the family.
A usual nice catch, matching background and crisp sharp.
T F S.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-24 23:17]


Sad to hear about Bayram's passing away, Luciano. He was a very profound scholar. May God rest his soul in eternal peace!
Good picture of a survivor. The image is sharp and goes well with the background.

Bonsoir Luciano,

L'insecte est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Azuré de l'argolou, La lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


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