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The Pearly Heath

The Pearly Heath
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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: 2015-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-05-21 6:10
Viewed: 2163
Points: 16
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Coenonympha arcania, (Linnaeus, 1761)
The Pearly Heath

Turkish Name: Funda Zıpzıp Perisi Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: In general, more common in the Black Sea and Marmara regions. Northern Turkey.

Distribution in the world: South and west of Spain with the exception of Great Britain and Scandinavia, all over Europe.Russia's south and shows the spread in Turkey.

Distribution in the world: South and west of Spain with the exception of Great Britain and Scandinavia, all over Europe. Russia's south and shows the spread in Turkey.

Living Area: From sea level, the terrain can be seen up to the heights of 2100 meters. Meadows, fields, road edges and forest openings of life.

Flight time: One generation per year. Mid-May to June in the west. July to mid-August in the east.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: This butterfly caterpillars, feeding on plants and develop Grasses of cenera Festuca Poa and Brachypodium.

Description-Notes: The genus Coenonympha comprises just about are 13-14 species in Europe. Type Locality: Sweden. Easy to do not turn the wing. Coenonympha family's aesthetic - the beautiful little butterflies.This species is difficult to separate males and females. They lie butterfly caterpillars hibernate.April-May the caterpillars pupate in May, they begin to fly since the mid-aback as the interests and the adult
butterfly. Broad, irregular cream postmedian band on hindwing with large eyespots is unique among Turkish butterflies. Note the silvery gray submarginal line on hindwing.

Origin of the name: Arcania (Latin) - a mysterious, secretive.

Endangerment: Regionally endangered or decreasing.

Wingspan: 32-40 mm long.

Similar Species:
Alpine heath Coenonympha gardetta, (de Prunner, 1798)
Scarce Heath Coenonympha hero, (Linnaeus, 1761)
Darwin's Heath Coenonympha darwiniana, (Staudinger, 1871)
Dusky Heath Coenonympha dorus, (Esper, [1782])
Corsican Heath Coenonympha corinna, (Hbner, [1804])


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.150 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de : http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Coenonympha_Arcania
3. Lepidoptera and their ecology>by Wolfgang Wagner : http://www.pyrgus.de/Coenonympha_arcania_en.html
4. Lepidoptera Caucasi : http://babochki-kavkaza.ru/index.php/satyridae/145-coenonympha-arcania---/209--coenonympha-arcania.html
5. Moths and Butterflies of Europe : http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/CoenoArcan.htm
6. Moths and butterflies of Sweden : http://www.lepidoptera.se/species/coenonympha_arcania.aspx
7. EuroButterflies >Matt Rowling : http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/arcania.php
8. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey : http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Funda%20Z%C4%B1pz%C4%B1p%20Perisi
9. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/IcerikDetay.asp?IcerikKatId=7&TurId=159


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Hello Seyfi,
Another beautiful butterfly and another excellent butterfly photography. Outstanding tone with perfect BG. Details are very nice. Well exposure and WB. Nice to see such beautiful work....
Thanks for showing with as usual informative detailed NOTE,
Best regards and have a nice WE,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-21 14:46]

Hi Seyfi,another fantastic macro,this time showing us the most beautiful member of coenonympha family,magnificent details and bright colors,a rare specie in the TN gallery never seen by me.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-05-22 10:47]

Hello Seyfi,
You and Luciano have both posted stunning butterflies in top quality images. I love the bold eye spots and beautiful markings of this Pearly Heath, what a gorgeous specimen. Fantastic detail and wonderful lighting. The composition is quite eye catching and the white balance is just right. Hopefully I will start seeing some butterflies here as well.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-05-23 7:50]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of this Pearly Heath. Taken from the best POV. Very beautiful contrasting colors and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-23 11:34]

hello Seyfi,
Another one of your beautiful butterfly-shots, I just can congratulate.

hello Seyfi

WOW ! Great and very beautiful macro of this butterfly over its plant,
very fine POV, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast,
very beautiful color tones of the butterfly, TFS


Merhaba Seyfi bey,
This is a colorful and attractive image, the color contrast between the buff of the b-fly and the vivid green is really conspicuous even from the thumbnail view. Eye-catching, well composed macro photo. Great work, congratulations!
Have a nice Christmas (if you celebrate it), kind regards from Ireland, László

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