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Chilades trochylus

Chilades trochylus
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-02 1:43
Viewed: 2943
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grass Jewel (Chilades trochylus) is a small butterfly found in Africa, southern Europe, India and southern Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family.

Male upperside: brown, somewhat variable in tint. Specimens from dry localities are much, paler than those taken in areas with a comparatively heavy rainfall.

Forewing : uniform, with a very ill-defined anticiliary dark line in some specimens. Hind wing: a subterminal series of round black spots crowned with pale ochraceous, the posterior four spots generally well defined and outwardly edged with white, the anterior spots obsolescent and without the interior edging of yellow or the outer edging of white; a well-marked, slender anticiliary black line. Cilia white, basal halves brown.

Underside: pale silky brown. Forewing: with the following white markings:—a short line on the inner and outer sides of the discocellulars ; a transverse, slightly curved, discal series of small, more or less incomplete rings; a transverse postdiscal series of disconnected slender lunules; a subterminal series of similar but more regular lunules and a terminal broken line, followed by a dark unbroken anticiliary line; the groundcolour between the two short discocellar lines, that enclosed within each ring of the discal markings, and between the sub-terminal lunules and the terminal line slightly darker than on the rest of the wing. Hind m ing: two short white lines on the discocellulars ; the discal, poatdiscal and terminal markings as on the fore wing, except that enclosed between the subterminal series of white lunules and the terminal white line is a complete series of dark spots, the posterior three or four jet-black sprinkled outwardly with metallic-green scales and encircled with pale ochraceous. In addition there are a transverse subbasal series of four white-encircled black spots and a similar subcostal spot in middle of interspace 7. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown, the shaft of the antennce speckled with white; beneath: palpi, thorax and abdomen white.

Female upperside and undersides : ground-colour and markings as in the male, but the latter larger and more clearly defined; on the hind wing the yellow crowning the black spots on the tornal area on the upperside and surrounding the same on the underside, wider and more prominent. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen as in the male.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Lycaenidae

Genus: Chilades

Species: C. trochylus

Binomial name
Chilades trochylus

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nice shot of these species. but the underside is not so exposed to identify the species.

Dürzan bey merhabalar,
Güzel bir komposizyonda net ve güzel bir çekim olmuş,
Chilades trochylus - Mücevherkelebeği , olduğunu düşünüyorum.!! benimde sevdiğim ama henüz çekemediğim bir tür. Selamlar,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-02 2:58]

Hi Durzan,
Excellent photo of this Butterflys, TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-02 5:50]

Hello Durzan,
These butterflies seem to be very tiny if we compare them with the flowerhead. I looked in my books and found the species Chilades trochylus which lives in your country. Fine and pleasant subject and color-combination.
Kind regards

Ciao Durzan, lovely couple of little butterflies on a beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Durzan
very nice pose with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-02 12:49]

Hello Durzan.
Lovely Grass Jewel double picture in macro. I like the play of colours,it has enhanced the beauty of the picture.Very good flowers.TFS.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-02 17:06]

Hi Durzan,excellent sharpness but the pic is a little dark,very nice composition and colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

Farklı konma açılı mücevher kelebekleri, üzerine kondukarı bitkideki çiçekler ve renkleri, düz arka planı ile nefis bir çalışma olmuş.
Rahatsızken baya bir kareni kaçırmışım farketmeden. Kusuruma bakma. İyi geceler. diliyorum dostum.


Hello Durzan
beautiful couple and very nice shot, i like the ambiance with the dark BG,
excellent sharpness thanks a lot
Have a good night

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