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White Admiral

White Admiral
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-07 6:49
Viewed: 1320
Points: 18
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Limenitis camilla, (Linnaeus, 1764)
White Admiral

Turkish Name Hanımeli Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Northeast Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Asia, West Asia, the Far East.

Living Area: Occurring locally in deciduous forest with honeysuckle undergrowth. Deciduous woodland glades and edges.

Flight time: Mid-May to Mid June in the northwest a month later in the northeast.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Fly honeysuckle-(Lonicera xyloseteum), Common Snowberry-(Symphoricarpos albus) type plants feed.

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Germany. Big butterfly. A very local species. Similar to Southern White Admiral, but lacks the white spot in forewing cell . Hindwing has a double row of black spots in outer half and basal area is bluish gray. The body is white and bluish, but from upside it is black. Sex differences The female is dark brown and the white band is broader than the white band from male. The male is black.

Wingspan: 54-64 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Southern White Admiral – Limenitis reducta, (Staudinger, 1901)
• Poplar Admiral – Limenitis populi, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Lorquin's Admiral – Limenitis lorquinii, (Boisduval, 1852)
• Hungarian Glider – Neptis rivularis, (Scopoli, 1763)
• Common Glider – Neptis sappho, (Pallas, 1771)

Mythological: In Roman mythology, Camilla of the Volsci was the daughter of King Metabus and Camilla..
The Mythological Camilla here


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.118 pp.
2. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society in Turkey - White Admiral
3. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- White Admiral
4. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa - White Admiral
5. EuroButterflies: Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - White Admiral
6. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - White Admiral
7. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - White Admiral
8. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - White Admiral
9.Butterflycorner:Species Page - White Admiral


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-07 7:46]

Hi Seyfi,finally something of common in my country too in your gallery..ehehe...magnificent capture of this camilla in a very curious pose,not easy to find this specie on a flower,it always hidden on the shadows and on the trees in my village.Spectacular composition and the usual top quality,great memory of last summer.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi - Beautiful presentation of this White Admiral against such trade mark BG. Excellent color and sharpness with attractive composition. Useful NOTE too. Thanks for sharing. Regards ..

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-01-07 10:34]

Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this beautiful butterfly in a very nice composition, nice lighting, very nice BG color, excellent sharpness and details, beautiful colors and patern of wings.



hallo Seyfi
beautiful butterfly with good light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Seyfi,
nice and clear capture of L. camilla, obviously at rest in a relaxed upside down position. The butterfly and the blossom are well isolated from a contrasting dark green background, and the image is nicely framed and composed. With natural light apparently not quite sufficient, fill flash seems to have done a job to bring out the butterfly's attractive colours, but the flash also seems to have made the whole butterfly appear a little bit flat and unstructured at its surfaces. Nevertheless, certainly a nice, clear, and well describing presentation. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Seyfi

Acrobatic pose of this butterfly, with fine POV and framing,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, very beautiful
light and color tones, TFS


Merhaba Seyfi
Wonderful capture of this species.Excellent composition,great depth,wonderful colors and contrast.The BG pops out the subject.Well done!Thanks.
Best wishes!

Beautiful foto.RGDS

Hello Seyfi,
Splendid photo with perfect focus. Excellent contrast and sharp details. I like the contrast of this interesting specie against the green environment. It is a wonderful specie, very rare in my region.

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