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Satyrium ledereri

Satyrium ledereri
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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: 2015-07-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-28 7:00
Viewed: 1664
Points: 16
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Satyrium ledereri, (Boisduval,1848)

The Orange-banded Hairstreak

Turkish Name: Küçük Benekli Sevbeni Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: All regions, except Marmara and Aegean.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Samos-(Greece), Lebanon, Iran, Armenia-Transcaucasus.

Living Area: 700-1360 meters, bushy, rocky places, often in steppes.

Flight time: Early June - late July.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Prunus spinosa plant is fed with.

Description-Notes: Local and rare. Also note the two small black discodial spots on underside of forewing. Experience local and rare. The female and male wing top colors are dark gray-brown. There are orange spots on the lower-wing females. Turkey Central Anatolia and Eastern Anatolia species, hindwing has one long tail. Resembles a blue. Identifed by a submarginal band of well-separeted orange spots as well as two white-ringed black discoidal spots on hindwing and a postmedian band of white-ringed black spots on both wings. Also note the two small black discoidal spots on underside of forewing.

Endangerment factors: Satyrium ledereri is at great risk: Tourism, fire, grazing and close confinement of the habitat.

Wingspan: 28-34 mm long.

Similar Species:
• The Hyrcanian Hairstreak – Satyrium hyrcanicum, (Riley, 1939)
• The Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus, (Hübner, [1809])
• Spanish Purple Hairstreak – Laeosopis roboris, (Esper, [1793])
•– Nordmannia herzi (Fixsen, 1887).
•– Neolycaena rhymnus (Eversmann, 1832)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.58 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de : http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Satyrium_Ledereri
3. Moths and Butterflies : http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/SatyrLeder.htm
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek TR : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/GozlemFoto.asp?Durum=7&CinsId=24&TurId=109&FamilyaId=7
5.EuroButterflies» by Matt Rowlings: http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/ledereri.php
6. www.euroleps.ch» by Heiner Ziegler: http://www.euroleps.ch/seiten/s_art.php?art=lyc_ledereri
7.Trakel’s:http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=K%C3%BC%C3%A7%C3%BCk%20Benekli%20Sevbeni
8. Lepidoptera and their ecology»by Wolfgang Wagner : http://www.pyrgus.de/Satyrium_ledereri_en.html

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-10-28 7:45]

Hello Seyfi,
Another beauty! Fantastic sharp detailed picture of this butterfly in splendid colours and a fine composition. Beautiful blurry background too.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-10-28 10:26]

Hello Seyfi,
I like these little butterflys and they seems to have a nice variety of patterns on their wings. Nicely captured with good a DOF.
Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-28 10:35]

Hi Seyfi,another great surprine in the gallery of rare wonders,absolutely perfect this capture as usual,very bright and sharp,perfect to discover the design of this small lycaeneide.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Seyfi
great sharpness and nice composition
the BG and colours are beautiful
thanks gr lou

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

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-30 11:44]

Hi Seyfi,
Perfect close-up of this nice butterfly.
Excellent detail and focus. Amazing colors and nicely blurred background.
Very good work.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi
excellent capture with very sharp details, great pose and POV
beautiful colors and light
have a good night

Hello Seyfi,

Beautiful butterfly photograph. Very well captured against such well managed blurred BG. Excellent details and nicely framed.
Thanks for sharing with useful NOTE,

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