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Small Bath White

Small Bath White
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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: 2012-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-15 9:48
Viewed: 2465
Points: 41
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Pontia chloridice, (Hübner,1813)
Small Bath White

Turkish Name: Küçük Benekli Melek Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere.

Distribution in the world: Which is one of a rare species in Europe Pontian chloridice, grows in the area from the Mediterranean coast to Korea.

Living Area: Above sea level, live in areas with altitudes up to 4000 meters. The habitat is distinctive. The foodplant only appears to grow on regularly disturbed pebbly places that generally occur at rivers and streams where periodic water flows prevent extensive growth of plants.

Flight time: Two Generation. May-June, late July-September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Sisymbrium, Sinapis, Descurainia families are fed plant species develops.

Description-Notes: This is one of Europe's rarest species. It flies in small widely spaced colonies in parts of extreme NE Greece, FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and Bulgaria. There are a significant number of records from Finland (several dozen) indicating that it arrives here as a regular, if infrequent, migrant. I don't know where they originate from. Similar to Eastern Bath White, but can be identified by its smaller size, distinctively striped hindwing margin and elongated (not rounded) spot in the middle of hindwing below. Also, below, black forewing discodial marking does not reach costal margin.

Wingspan: 46-54 mm long.

Additional notes : The English name-(Bath) comes from one of the earliest records of the butterfly in SW England near the city of Bath. Nothing to do with personal hygiene!

Similar Species:
• Eastern Bath White - Pontia edusa (Fabricius, 1777)
• Bath White - Pontia daplidice (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Peak White - Pontia callidice (Hübner, 1800)
• Bath White - Pontia daplidice (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Green-veined White - Pieris napi (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Western Dappled White - Euchloe crameri (Butler, 1869)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.32 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Small Bath White
3. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Small Bath White
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Small Bath White
5. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Small Bath White
6. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - Small Bath White
7. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Small Bath White


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-15 9:50]

Hi Seyfi,a magnificent capture of this pontia,very very rare to see in my country,great details and exposure,not the best the white balance,the pic looks a bit green.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-15 10:51]

Hello Seyfi,
A superb close macro of chloridice.
The sharpness and natural colours are superb to show the individual scales with fine clarity!
Excellent POV and composition against a fine clean BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-15 11:30]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic close macro of this butterfly in amazing sharpness and details. Very beautiful colours with a fine blurry background. Great composition.
Have a nice weekend,

hallo Seyfi
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly, fantastic details, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Seyfi. This is gorgeous. Such an unusual blue colour and in great focus showing it off so well. Great POV and nicely framed. Most importantly the light is just right for this. Absolutely wonderful! TFS Trevor

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro shot of this butterfly,
with fine POV at its level and to show
its patterns, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello sir...
very beautiful butterfly with great sharpness and details ..the blurred BG looking so nice ...you captured this pic very well in dim lights ....TFS

Hello Seyfi,
rare colors for this butterfly you have beautifully captured.
You have chosen a very good POV, allowing to enjoy the whole wings and body with perfect sharpness (only a part of an antenna is out of focus). Composition is very nice and I like the harmony of colors.
Tfs, Philippe.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-03-16 6:54]

Fine closeup of this lovely white..good details and colors. tfs.

Salam Seyfi,
An excellent macro with fine coloration, details & pose. Great composition & presentation. Nice work & TFS. Best salam!


Merhaba Seyfi
Fantastic macro of this beauty.Impressive sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best regards

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-16 13:35]

Hi Seyfi,
Incredible details on wings texture ! Perfect focus and sharpness ! Beautiful light and colours ! Really enjoyed it ! TFS Tina

Dear Seyfi,
extremely clear and precise presentation, showing finst details in pleasantly neutral soft light. A masterpiece of perfectly well describing nature photography.
With thanks, and best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-20 6:59]

Salam Seyfi
excellent shot again and those details are really wonderful.
Exciting view is splendid composition. I really like looking at the eye, So pretty.


Salam Seyfi.
I have never seen this specimen of butterfly in my backyard for sure. The colors and markings are unique and I don't see many in TN either. Lovely details and nicely perched in the frame.

Zengin detayları ile güzel bir fotoğrafı olmuş türün, elinize sağlık.

Ciao Seyfi. Great pic indeed. Wonderful colours razor details. Fantastic colours MF.


Hi Seyfi,

The butterfly is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the Small Bath White butterfly. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Sayfi-What a beautiful colour Butterfly.I can't imagine even there is such colour of Butterfly!Excellent picture.Outstanding details with splendid light.Precise NOTE here.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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