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Everes argiades

Everes argiades
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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: 2011-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 7:22
Viewed: 2219
Points: 42
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Cupido (Everes) argiades, (Pallas, 1771)

Everes argiades / Short-tailed Blue

Turkish Name: Everes Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey's Northern Territory. The Black Sea coast.

Distribution in the world: Northern Spain, France and Greece, and Italy, the Balkans, including most of the east-Japan.

Living Area: Above sea level, 1000 meters of altitude, forest openings, grasslands and bush prefers the edges of the water.

Flight time: Two generation. Late March-early October, according to altitude.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Astragalus-(Milk-vetch), Medicago-(Medick), Trifolium-(Clover), Lotus-(Trefoil) plants are fed up with.

Description-Notes: A small butterfly. This species is similar to the Provencal short-Tailed blue but easily separated from it by the prominent orange spots on the underside of the hindwing. Shorter tails. Families of this type, very similar to each other. "Cupido" and "Everes" is divided into two. Three "Cupido" type has a tail. This butterflies: Everes argiades, Eastern Short-Tailed Blue and Provencal Short-Tailed Blue. Male is deep blue above with narrow black borders, while female is mostly gray-brown. In both sexes, white fringes are conspicuous. On underside of hindwing note the two prominent orange-ringed black spots near tail.

Wingspan: 25 - 30 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Small/Little Blue – Cupido (Cupido) minimus, (Fuessly, 1775)
• Osiris Blue – Cupido (Cupido) osiris, (Meigen, 1829)
• Lorquin's Blue – Cupido (Cupido) lorquinii (Herrich-Schäffer, [1847])
• Provencal Short-Tailed Blue – Cupido (Everes) alcetas, (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)
• Eastern Short-Tailed Blue – Cupido (Everes) decoloratus, (Staudinger, 1886)
• Holly Blue - Celastrina argiolus, (Linnaeus, 758)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.64 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Short-tailed Blue
3. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Short-tailed Blue
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Short-tailed Blue
5. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Short-tailed Blue
6. Guy Padfield's : European Butterfly Page - Short-tailed Blue



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-09 7:35]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent macro in splendid bright colours and great sharpness with a lot of details. Superb DOF, POV and composition. Beautiful plain background too.

Hello Seyfi,
Le sujet se détache en contraste doux sur le fond flou.
Magnifique macro et très belle composition.
Best regards.

Salam Seyfi,
An excellent macro with beautiful colors, details & pose. Great presentation & POV. TFS & best salam!


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-02-09 8:46]

exquisite comp and expo here, Seyfi, .. colour rendering and bg managing have to be mentioned too, .. great capture, fella


Hi Seyfi
the butterfly is perfect but it is the bg which makes this picture exceptional.

Ciao Seyfi, lovely litle butterfly on fantastic lighting BG, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-02-09 15:14]

Hi Seyfi,finally i can see a specie very common in my country too in your gallery of wonders..ehehe...magnificent capture in the classic pose,great colors and bright details as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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Hi Seyfi
Amazing photo of this butterfly. Great DOV and POV. Super detail and colour.
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes

Hi Seyfi,

Beautiful portrait of this butterfly! very good detail and very lively colours too!


Hi, Syfi
Just a perfect image of this tiny butterfly, with elegant simplicity, great care and perfect technical execution. The colour palette has a lovely warmth, and the smooth background isolates the subject beautifully. Very nicely done.
Best wishes, Nigel.

hello Seyfi
this is very good
great sharpness nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Seyfi
All the colours in this image is gorgeous and very eye-catching. Not only that of the butterfly or the flower but that of the background too. It all fit together so beautifully and the way you captured it with just the right amount of light, the pleasant composition and the ideal point of view, makes this a super macro. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Seyfi,

You're capturing well this butterfly by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see Everes argiades with the white wing and black spotted patterns. You catch a good posture of butterfly on flower. And, the whole is harmonized well by a good color combination.

Kind regards,

Ciao Seyfi. Sharp and details perfect MF so like the management of light.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-02-10 23:13]

Lovely image...amazing colors and details.. the species is just beautiful on yellow flower. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-02-11 9:50]

Hello Seyfi
Beautiful composition.Excellent point of view for that sharp image.Colours are also beautiful.
TFS Michel

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
and framing, very beautiful light and color tones
specially the yellow/orange color tones,
great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-14 6:00]

Salam Seyfi
your butterfly shot is indeed so lovely.The features are extremely fine and so detailed. with the colors so splendid its such a fabulous image.
very well expressed view.


Hello Seyfi,
we can easily refer this picture for the student of close-up photography.
so brilliant colour and sharpness.
best wishes,

Pozlaması, netliği, detayları ve açısı ile son derece güzel bir kare ve tür daha. Tebrikler Seyfi Bey. Elinize sağlık.
Selamlarımla iyi geceler dilerim.

Hello Seyfi-Anither beautiful Butterfly.Excellent BG with splendid composition.Very nice presentation with good details and sharpness.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow-Srikumar

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