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Polyommatus admetus

Polyommatus admetus
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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: 2015-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-28 10:39
Viewed: 1878
Points: 18
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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) admetus, (Esper, 1785)
The Anomalous Blue ♂

Turkish Name: Anormal Çokgözlü Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: All regions except Southeast Anatolia and the Marmara.

Distribution in the world: Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Minor.

Living Area: Hot dry stony, bushy areas.

Flight time: Develops in one generation. July to August

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars feed on, various sainfoins-(Onobrychis Sp.)

Description-Notes: Type locality: Hungary. One of the largest Agrodiaetus blues. Both sexes are dark brown with light brown fringes; female has orange-ringed blackmarginal spots on hindwing. brownish marginal and submarginal spots are prominent and postmedian spotbands are well-develop on both wings. Forewing discodial spot is bolder than the one on hindwing basal spot. Male is the only anamolous blue that lacks an obvious white streak on hindwing; but most females have a white wedge that extends from submargin to the middle of hindwing (rarely to base)

Wingspan: ~30-36 mm long.

The origin of the name: Admetus (Greek: Άδμητος), son of Hermes in Greek mythology, king of Phera city in Thessaly.

Endangerment factors: Polyommatus admetus is in decline due to cultivation, overgrazing and overbuilding of its habitats.

Similar Species:
• Grecian Anomalous Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) aroaniensis, (Brown, 1976)
• Piedmont Anomalous Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) humedasae,(Toso & Balletto,1976)
• Oberthür's Anomalous Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) fabressei (Oberthür, 1910)
• Italian Furry Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) virgilius, Oberthür,1910)
• Ripart's Anomalous Blue - Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) ripartii, (Freyer,1830)


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.98 pp.
2. Motılů České republiky : >> http://www.lepidoptera.cz/index.php?id=121
3. EuroButterflies »Matt Rowling : >> http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/admetus.php
4. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : >> http://www.adamerkelebek.org/GozlemFoto.asp?Durum=7&FamilyaId=7&CinsId=34&TurID=162
5. Lepiforum.de : >> http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Polyommatus_Admetus
6. Wolfgang Wagner: >> http://www.pyrgus.de/Polyommatus_admetus.html
7. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey : >> http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Anormal%20%C3%87okg%C3%B6zl%C3%BC
8. Moths and Butterflies of Europe: >> http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/PolyoAdmet.htm


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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-28 10:44]

Hi Seyfi,another fantastic surprise,very rare polyommatus,spectacular sharpness to show us the best details of ti wings design!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hello Seyfi
C'est une belle composition, simple avec une belle mise en valeur du papillon

Notlarıyla birlikte çok güzel bir çekim ve sunum. Elinize sağlık Seyfi Bey.
Selamlarımla iyi geceler dilerim.

hallo Seyfi
great picture with good sharpness nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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

Hello Seyfi,
Trademark BG; and well captured this Blue species. I like its composition and details.
Thanks and have a nice WE,

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-05-01 6:28]

Hello Seyfi,
Most beautiful picture of a Lycaenidae from your area. Never have seen it here.
Excellent as usual sharpness and presentation.
Kind regards

  • Great 
  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-05-01 10:22]

Hi Seyfi,
Other perfect close-up. Nice butterfly in amazing colors and details.
Nice composition with nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Seyfi

Having the same color tones, it is like she is part of the flower/plant,
excellent macro with very fine POV and framing, beautiful light and color tones, TFS


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