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Polyommatus rosei

Polyommatus rosei
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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: 2019-06-17
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D850, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2019-06-24 8:21
Viewed: 349
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude : 2150 meters
Polyommatus rosei, (Eckweiler,1989)
Plebeius rosei (Eckweiler,1989)

Common Name: The Rose's Blue

Turkish Name: Rose’nin Çokgözlü Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Eastern Anatolia – Van Province.

Distribution in the world: Endemic.

Living Area: It is seen on stony slopes with sparse vegetation at a height of 2,000 meters above sea level.

Flight time: For a year one generation is developing. From flies from mid-June to late June.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: The caterpillar feeds on the Hedysarum syriacum.

Description-Notes: Type locality : Van-[Turkey]. Polyommatus rosei is located only in Van province with its 1 km2 living area. A very very rare and very small. Both sexers resemble Persian Blue, but male is lighter bright blue with narrow black borders and lacks darkned veins. The female's wings are sooty black and the rear wing carries pale orange spots on the outer edge.

Wingspan: 20-24 mm long.

The origin of the name: Rosy-cheeked and cheery, Rosie (also spelled Rosy). She's one of the perky nickname-names that are filling the popularity lists of other English-speaking countries.

Endangerment factors : Polyommatus rosei strongly endangered. [CR] Critically Endangered

Similar Species:
• Persian Blue – Polyommatus morgianus


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.78 pp.
2. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey :
3.Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Rose`nin%20%C3%87okg%C3%B6zl%C3%BCs%C3%BC

Turkish TV News:

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-06-24 8:37]

Hi Seyfi,your post are always useful and every time there is a great and rare surprise from Turkey! Wonderful macro of this rare lycaeneide that i never seen before,great sharpness despite the dark light and bright colors too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

A real busy body with eye expression again so cute well done SEYFI KARAMAN

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-06-25 14:14]

Hello Seyfi,
Excellent sharp detailed photo taken from the best POV. Great sharpness and details.

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

Hi Seyfi,

The insect is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Polyommatus rosei butterfly. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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