<< Previous Next >>

Orange Hermit

Orange Hermit
Photo Information
Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2,8 I, B+W F - Pro
Exposure: f/9.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-13 9:13
Viewed: 1418
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chazara bischoffi , (Herrich-Schäffer,[1846])
Orange Hermit

Turkish Name : Kızıl Cadı Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Central and Eastern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, through Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan and South Transcaucasia.

Living Area: Altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Dry, stony slopes and steppes.

Flight time: For the year One generation. Years of butterflies observed in late-June and late- August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Poa and other grasses plants are fed with.

Description-Notes: Type Locality, Eastern Turkey, Agri Mountain. This is a summer butterfly. Large butterfly. This is a hot dry habitat specialist. Forewing is dark brown with large, eleongated white postmedian spots; hindwing is orange. Pale sand-colored forewing below contains a rounded blind black subapical spot and another larger spot below it. Hindwing is light reddish brown, with a strongly scalloped outer margin, and an obsure pale median band; note that wavy dark brown submarginal markings that resemble a "dashed line" fail to extend entire length of the wing. Females lay eggs one at a time on dry grasses or on the rocks.

Wingspan: 50-56 mm long.

Origin of the name: Bischoff - Bischof, a naturalist from Augsburg.

Similar Species:
• Hermit - Chazara briseis (Linnaeus, 1764)
• Anatolian Witch / Anatolian Hermit - Chazara egina (Staudinger, [1892])
• Dark Rockbrown - Chazara persephone, (Hubner, [1805])


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.170 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Orange Hermit
3. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Orange Hermit
4. AdaMerOs : The Butterflies Monitoring & Photography Society in Turkey - Orange Hermit
5. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Orange Hermit
6. Jonathan Agius : Jonathan Agius's Satyrinae of the Western Palearctic - Orange Hermit
7. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - Orange Hermit
8. Wolfgang Wagner: Lepidoptera and their ecology – Orange Hermit


Hotelcalifornia, CeltickRanger, anel, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-13 10:03]

Hi Seyfi,fantastic memory of the last summer,a very very rare specie caught in a perfect way as usual,very bright colors and fine details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

hallo Seyfi
great shot of this beautiful butterfly
great details and good sharpness also the colours are super good
thanks gr lou

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-13 17:40]

Hi Seyfi
Outstanding picture. Perfect focus and composition.


Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful butterfly this "Orange Hermit". Nice presentation as usual. I like its composition as well as as well managed BG too. Nice sharp picture with splendid light.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,

GREAT IMAGE this is.FANTASTIC details and color.

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-14 8:20]

Hello Seyfi,
An eye catching presentation of this beautiful Orange Hermit. It seems to be enjoying a sweet drink from the pretty purple bloom. Nicely focused against an attractive semi blurred BG and displaying vivid yet natural colors.
I can't wait until the butterflies start showing up here in Ohio. Today is the first time in months that we can finally see the ground, as the snow is starting to melt.

Hello Seyfi,
Brilliant capture.....Very nice specie. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene.
The weather is going bad in my country...rain and rain and rain again.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Exquisite portrait of this Chazara bischoffi sipping light purple flowers.
Congratulations, Seyfi !!!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Seyfi

The orange color tones of the butterfly and in general
of the photo are very beautiful, with a very beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Ciao Sryfi, great macro of fantastic buttterfly, fine details, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-03-22 6:24]

Hello Seyfi,
What a beauty!! Love the butterflies of this species. Excellent picture as usual,perfect presentation and excellent note. Thanks a lot.

Hi Seyfi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Orange Hermit butterfly. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Calibration Check