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White-edged Rockbrown

White-edged Rockbrown
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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: 2014-07-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Nikon Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2,8 I, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-31 8:22
Viewed: 1690
Points: 16
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Hipparchia parisatis, (Kollar, 1849)
White-edged Rockbrown

Turkish Name : Beyaz Bandlı Karamelek Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Middle Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia and Northeast.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, the Palestinian Territories, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and India.

Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 1000-2500 meters. Local in dry, stony and barren places and scrubby areas in steppes.

Flight time: June - August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Unknown

Description-Notes: Type Locality "Iran (Shiraz, Perspolis). A ground butterfly. Timid, flying fast. This is a hot dry habitat specialist. Very large butterfly. Undersides of both wings are finely striated in brown. Each wing has two yellow-ringed postmaedian eyespots; those on hidwing are smaller. Note the irregular gray postmedian lines on both wings. Male upperside dark vandyke-brown; costa preapically, lower half of termen on fore wing narrowly and termen of hind wing more broadly bluish grey, crossed by the dark veins and touched with brown at the apices of the latter; fore wing with a pre-apical black spot pupilled with white, another plain black spot in interspace 2, aud two intermediate white dots ; hind wing with a subanal white-centred black spot. Underside pale sepia-brown, irrorated with numerous white striae, the discal and tornal area only of the fore wing without striae ; both wings crossed by a highly sinuous, broad, white discal band, inwardly defined by a dark brown line, subterminal and terminal narrow brown, bands; the round black spots as on the upperside, but more distinct and ringed with yellow; hind wing with an additional ocellus in interspace 5. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen concolorous with the wings above, paler below. Sex-mark a large dark brown patch of specialized scales on basal half of fore wing. Female: Similar, the greyish-white marginal borders broader.

Wingspan: 60-64 mm long.

Origin of the name: Parisatis (Greek, Latin, mythological) - Paris + satis - quite enough - "Satisfied by Paris", t. E., One of the goddesses (Aphrodite), which is beautiful, Paris handed podbroshennooe Eris apple of discord (Nekrutenko, 1990).

Similar Species:
• – Hipparchia stulta (Staudinger, 1882)
• African Ringlet – Ypthima asterope , (Klug,1832)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .166 pp.
2. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- White-edged Rockbrown
3. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - White-edged Rockbrown
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - White-edged Rockbrown
5. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - White-edged Rockbrown
6. Heiner Ziegler: Species Page - White-edged Rockbrown
7. Wikipedia.: Species Page - White-edged Rockbrown


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-31 8:27]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful macro in fine sharpness and details. The whole photo is in nice matching colours. It all looks very natural. Taken from a good POV in an attractive composition.

Hello Sayfi - "White-edged Rockbrown"....appropriate name! We can see white edge clearly and it's resting on Rock. Nice timing. As usual a beautiful Butterfly picture with useful NOTE. I like such low POV which helped you to get blurry grayish BG. Good sharpness and natural colour. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2014-10-31 10:36]

Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this beautiful butterfly, excellent presentation on the rocks, excellent clarity and sharpness, fine details, nice natural blurring BG. I like the POV. Thanks for sharing.



Ciao Seyfi, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-02 12:50]

Hi Seyfi,the detail of this pic are absolutely fantastic,despite the difficult light and location,it seems just a bit undersaturated but maybe is the effect of dark light.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-11-04 0:12]

Seyfi Bey,harika olmuş..tebrikler..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-11-04 0:33]

Hello Seyfi,
Very elegant butterfly with subtle coloration. Perfectly camouflaged in its surroundings. Beautiful shot.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2014-11-04 14:34]

Hi Seyfi
Interesting pattern and colors.
Perfect focus with fine details shown.


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