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Romanoff's Vernal Copper

Romanoff's Vernal Copper
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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: 2015-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-30 7:58
Viewed: 1695
Points: 20
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* * * Happy New Year » 2016! * * *

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Tomares romanovi, (Christoph,1882)
Romanoff's Vernal Copper

Turkish Name: Romanov Gelinciği Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: East Anatolia, Southeast Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran and Turkmenistan.

Living Area: Semi–deserts, dry meadows, steppes, grasslands near the timberline at the altitudes of 1,300–2,200 meters above sea level. Mostly bare, rocky slopes, but also lush flowery meadows.

Flight time: Flies in a single generation. Flying from, mid-May to mid-June to early July above 2,000 meters

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars develop Astragalus species feeds on plants. Milk Vetch (Astragalus spp.)

Description-Notes: Type locality : Armenia. Rare and local. A small–sized butterfly. The fround color of the wings is black with bright red spot on the discal part of forewings and on the anal part of hind wings. The underside of the hind wings is light green with metallic iridescence. Identified by its plain green hindwing and postmedian of band black spots on foreing, which separates brick red inner area from green margin.

Origin of the name: The species was named in honor of the Nicholas Romanovich Romanov, Prince of Russia.

Endangerment factors: Major threats. Overgrazing, agricultural land use.

Wingspan: 30-36 mm long.

Similar Species:

• Rumanian Vernal Copper -subspecies - Tomares dobrogensis (Caradja,1895)
• Caucasian Vernal Copper - Tomares callimachus (Eversmann, 1848)
• Levantine Vernal Copper - Tomares nesimachus (Oberthür, 1893)
• Nogel's Hairstreak / Anatolian Vernal Copper- Tomares nogelii, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
• Provence hairstreak - Tomares ballus (Fabricius, 1787)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul..52 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de : http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Tomares_Romanovi
3. Heiner Ziegler: http://www.euroleps.ch/seiten/s_art.php?art=lyc_romanovi
4. Lepidoptera Caucasi : http://www.babochki- http://www.babochki-kavkaza.ru/index.php/lycaenidae-/284-tomares-romanovi--/333-tomares-romanovi-.html
5. Butterflies of Armenia : http://www.mnp.am/red_book_fauna/eng/a134.html
6. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey : http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Romanov%20Gelinci%C4%9Fi
7. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/GozlemFoto.asp?Durum=7&FamilyaId=7&CinsId=124&TurID=322

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-30 10:10]

Hello Seyfi,
Fine sharply detailed macro of this butterfly in nice colors and a good composition.
Happy New Year to you and your family,

hallo Seyfi
beautiful picture with good details and beautiful colours

Happy new year to you and family

gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-30 10:29]

Hi Seyfi,
Amazing colors and nice blurred background.
Excellent composition with sharpness details.
Again, very well done.
Cheerful end of the year and happy New Year to you and your family.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi,
It is a pleasure viewing this capture. It is a lovely photo with a wonderful specie. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-30 11:15]

Hi Seyfi,the last gift to the butterfly fans of this year,another fantastic rare surprise,the quality is good but not the best but no problem,this is a great scoop.Happy new year to you too and thanks for your useful and fantastic posts of 2015.Luciano

Hello Seyfi,
Hope you are well, a very happy New Year to you.This is a wonderful shot of this beautiful butterfly sitting on a blade of grass, fine focus, great detail and a lovely blurred background, thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
Best regards/Abid

Hello Seyfi,

Excellent photograph of this butterfly. Splendid details and color. Perfect BG too.
Thanks for sharing,
Wish you have a nice and prosperous new year 2016,

Hello Seyfi

Happy New Year also fro you, excellent macro of this butterfly,
with fine POV, beautiful light and color tones, TFS


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

seyfi bey, çok güzel tür ve foto, bu sezon o bölgelerde arazi yapılamayacak gibi görünüyor maalesef.. elinize sağlık, selamlar...

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