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The Sooty Orange Tip

The Sooty Orange Tip
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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: 2017-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikkor AF-S 105mm VR f/2.8G + TC14EII, B+W UV-HAZE
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-22 8:59
Viewed: 1090
Points: 20
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* * * Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! to all the friends of Treknature! * * *
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Zegris eupheme , (Scopoli, 1763)
The Sooty Orange Tip

Turkish Name: Zegris Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Aegean, Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, Altitude: 500-2750 meters

Distribution in the world: West-Europa-(Southern-Spain), NorthWestern-Africa-(Morocco), Southern West-Asia-(Ukraine). Caucasus - (Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia). Southern-Russia, Middle East ..

Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 500-3000 meters. Open slopes, valley slopes. Hot stony slopes and damp valleys in mountains ; also near streams in steppes.

Flight time: For a year one generation is developing. Flight occurs, depending on the altitude, from late - April to early – July. They spend the night on flowers.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feeding on plants and develop mainly Crucifers (Cruciferae). The caterpillar is hibernating.

Description-Notes: Type Locality " Ukraine / Sevastopol). Very rare, very local. A midsize butterfly. Male is white , large oval orange subapical spot on forewing is enclosed with black. Female is similar, but orange subapical patch is less conspicuous. Both sexes have yellow forewing tips; hindwing is marbled green, yellow and white. Also, conspicuous crescent-shaped black forewing discoidal mark is visible on both sides. This fast-flying butterfly.

Wingspan: 40-48 mm long.

Origin of the name: Euphemia (in translation - "good glory"), the nymph of the mountain Helikon, the daughter of Hephaestus and Aglaya, the nurse of the Muses. She was tempted by Pan from whom she gave birth to Kronos (Lviv, Morgun, 2007; V. Savchuk's personal message, 2012).

Similar Species:
• The Provence Orange – Anthocharis euphenoides (Staudinger,1869)-Gelber Aurorafalter
• The Eastern Orange Tip– Anthocharis damone (Boisduval,1836)
• The Orange Tip – Anthocharis cardamines (Linneaus, 1758)
• The Gruner’s Orange Tip – Anthocharis gruneri (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851])


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.34 pp.
2. Heiner Ziegler:
3. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey :
4. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&sc=Zegris&sc_1=0&sc_2=4&Submit=Listele
5. Babochki-kavkaza’s:
6. EuroButterflies >Matt Rowling :


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Hello Seyfi,
Amazing photo with exceptional quality....Details, focus and outstanding natural colors....
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-12-22 9:20]

Hi Seyfi,great gift for Christmas to the TN members and to the butterfly fans like me! A magnificent close up of this beautiful sooty orange tip,great memory of the last summer do in the usual top quality! I wish you all the best me too and thanks! Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-22 10:12]

Hello Seyfi,
Nice to a new photo from you. And what a quality picture! Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours against a beautiful blurry background.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hi Seyfi

Superb angle and Yellow all around in the image and the result is still spectacular.

Hi Seyfi,

This is a op quality macro of the Sooty Orange. Amazing sharpness & details.

Wishing a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Warm Regards,

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Welcome back to the site, good to see you're active on TN again. Very nice macro, perfect composition and sharpness. Colors are a little oversaturated, at least for me... but the rest is exceptional. Congratulations, and if you celebrate it, I wish you merry Christmas.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new year, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this camouflaged butterfly with its flowers,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details,
Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year, TFS


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-01-12 23:02]

Hi Seyfi
The composition is well done and the butterfly is beautiful and interesting because of its colors and pattern.
Top quality photo in my opinion.


Hello Seyfi,
I always like your quality 🦋 photograph due to its excellent BG and light on subject.
Another stunning species as well as an eye catching photograph. Very good details and 👌 composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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