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Rebel's Hairstreak

Rebel's 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: 2013-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-14 6:56
Viewed: 1374
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Satyrium myrtale, (Klug, 1834)
Rebelís Hairstreak

Turkish Name: Mavi Sevbeni Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia

Distribution in the world: Turkey and Middle East.

Living Area: Altitude: Usually above 1700 metres. Dry or damp bushy places.

Flight time: Early-July Ė early August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Rosaceous shrubs-(Rosaceae) plants are fed up with.

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Turkey and the Middle East is a species unique to the north. Rare and elusive butterfly. A unique hairstreak with pale blue-gray undersides; on fresh individuals, an indistinct white postmedian line on both wings and a few pale orange spots near hindwing anal angle may be visible.

Wingspan: 28-34 mm long.

Similar Species:
ē Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus,(HŁbner (1818)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.59 pp.
2. Trakel : Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Rebelís Hairstreak
3. Morpbank : Collection Samples - Rebelís Hairstreak
4. AdaMerOs : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Rebelís Hairstreak
5. Wikipedia : The Free Encyclopedia Species Page - Rebelís Hairstreak


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Hello Seyfi,

I like this type of BG in butterfly picture and you are the master of it.
Beautiful presentation of this "Rebel's Hairstreak". Very good details and composition.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-14 8:45]

Hi Seyfi,it's always a pleasure to see your post,there is always a rare and beautiful surprise to watch! And this is another one,truly rare and caught in the usual spectacular quality,the details and the colors are the best as possible,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-04-15 0:33]

Hello Seyfi,
A discreet butterfly, but a rare one, always intersting for TN members to see something seldom. Fine natural shot.

hallo Seyfi
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good composition
thanks gr lou

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

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-04-15 18:49]

Hello Seyfi,
A wonderful shot of this pretty little Rebel's Hairstreak. Tac sharp focus showing exceptional detail and beautiful color. I like it's black and white antenna with their pretty orange tips. Nice clean BG with just the right exposure. Great notes. Well done!!

Hi Seyfi,

The flower is hwlping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing with precision the details of the Rebel's Hairstreak butterfly. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Seyfi,
Excellent photo. The colors are beautiful. I do not meet this specie never in the wild.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-17 10:31]

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful macro in great sharpness, natural colours and an excellent composition.

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2015-08-19 9:59]

Hi Seyfi
Great picture of this Hairstreak
Good sharoness, color and background

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