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Miller’s Green Hairstreak

Miller’s Green Hairstreak
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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: 2015-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-08-21 3:12
Viewed: 1674
Points: 16
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* * First time on TrekNature * * *
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Most tiny Callophrys

Callophrys mystaphia, (Miller, 1913)
Miller’s Green Hairstreak

Turkish Name: Işgın Zümrütü / Minik Zümrüt Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia-Malatya-Elazığ-Tunceli-Bitlis-Van-Hakkari.

Distribution in the world: Semi endemic- South-Western Iran (Kuh-e-Dinar Mount)

Living Area: 1800 -2800 meters above sea level. High-altitude mountainous, loose floor slope

Flight time: A single generation. May-June.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Larvae fed the plant Warty-leaved rhubarb -(Rheum ribes)

Description-Notes: Unusual for Callophrys and extremely small size. Type locality, "Callophrys mystaphia" Miller, 1913 was described from Eastern Turkey (vicinity of Iğdır). Very rare, very local. Callophrys mystaphi by the presence of plant nutrients have limited distribution. A very local and rare species with an extremely restricted range in Turkey. The whole life cycle revolves around the Warty-leaved rhubarb ( Rheum ribes ), takes place in the here and the pairing.

-This butterfly red list generation is the most endangered in the class..
* Evrim Karacetin ve Hilary J. Welch, H. J. 2011. Turkey Red Book of butterflies. Ankara: Nature Conservation Center. Access: [www.dkm.org.tr] 37-38 pp.

Wingspan: 20-24 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Green Hairstreak - Callophrys rubi, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Chapman's Green Hairstreak - Callophrys avis, (Chapman, 1909)
• Large Hairstreak - Callophrys herculeana, (Pfeiffer, 1927)
• Pfeiffer's Green Hairstreak - Callophrys paulae, (Pfeiffer, 1932)
• Callophrys danchenkoi - Callophrys danchenkoi, (Zhdanko, 1998)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.54 pp.
2. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Miller’s Green Hairstreak
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Miller’s Green Hairstreak


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-21 4:28]

Woow!!! The rare sister of the Rubi,very common in my country and one of my prefered butterflies.It's another great great surprise from your camera,a magnificent specie always difficult to take because its metallic color reflections,great sharpness and beautiful close up,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi,

What a beautiful presentation of this 'Miller's Green Hairstreak' first time here in TN.
Congratulation for a New Species as well as your contribution here in TN.
Very small (saw in WS) butterfly but the way you have presented looks big!
Excellent details and color.. I like this butterfly.
Thanks for another WS picture where I can see you with your friends(smile),
Thanks also for such informative NOTE with so many links,
Best regards and have a nice WE,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-21 9:21]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful macro of this little butterfly. Superb sharply detailed and splendid clear colours.

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely small butterfly, wonderful bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi
superb shot, this butterfly have a fantastic color with a beautiful effect in the sunlight, you was very lucky to capture this one
sharpness and light are also very good
Have a great WE

Hello Seyfi

In the same time great and beautiful contrast between the color tones
of the butterfly and the flowers, in a very beautiful light, TFS


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-23 12:03]

Hello Seyfi,
What a great closeup of Green Hairstreak,Excellent sharpness and colors,
Perfect composition,Superb shot.Regards Sigi

hallo Seyfi
very nice picture to see
beautiful colours and good sharpness
thanks gr lou

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