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Pieris krueperi

Pieris krueperi
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Copyright: Seyfi Karaman (KOMSIS) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2414] (10640)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D850, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-10 6:23
Viewed: 66
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude : 836 meters
Pieris krueperi, Staudinger , 1860
Common Name: The Krueper's Small White

Turkish Name: Krüper`in Beyaz Melek Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Western and Southern Anatolia. Eastern and Southern Anatolia and Northern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: The Krueper's Small White is North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Samos, Asia Minor to North Syria, Armenia and Iran, Baluchistan, the Kopet-Dagh and from to Central Asia.

Living Area: Steep rocky, flower-rich slopes. The habitat consists arid areas with scanty vegetation up to 2,500 meters in the mountains.

Flight time: Adults are on wing from April to September in two or three generations per year.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: The caterpillar is feed on Alyssum (including Alyssum montanum) and Aurinia species.

Description-Notes: Typical area," Arkanania " Greece. Pieris krueperi, the Krueper's small white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is a rare species. sexes are white, with black triangular marks along forewing outer margin and another somewhat triangular spot at costal margin these markings are more prominent on females. Forewing has a large round black postmedian spot. In Spring brood , hindwing is mostly green, except for outer one-third ; in Summer broods it is entirely white or pale yellowsh green. In all broods, note the greenish triangular marking at forewing costal margin

Wingspan: 46-54 mm long.

Origin of name: "Dr. Krueper" - Theobald Krupper (1829-1899), a collector who collected lepidopterans in Greece and Turkey, a collector of the type series (Nekrutenko, 1990). Belyanka Famil

Endangerment factors : Excessive grazing with mining and tourism infrastructures ..

Similar Species:
• Large White – Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Mountain Small White – Pieris ergane (Geyer, 1828)
• Southern Small White– Pieris mannii (Mayer, 1851)
• Small White– Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.28 pp.
2. Heiner Ziegler:
3. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/IcerikDetay.asp?IcerikKatId=9&TurId=262&dil=TR
4.Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Kr%C3%BCper`in%20Beyazmele%C4%9Fi
5. inaturalist:
6. Lepidoptera Caucasi:


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 0 N: 434] (8571)
  • [2019-10-10 22:25]

nefis olmuş,elinize sağlık..

Beautiful macro! Sharp, well exposed with great detail. WD.

A great BG and mes en scene "by harmonies" of colours indeed, a very artistic work
well done SEYFI KARMAN

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 12 N: 90] (9648)
  • [2019-10-11 7:33]

Beautiful, there left nothing to critique on as the sharpness is excellent also the composition and frame, well done and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6473 W: 89 N: 15608] (65291)
  • [2019-10-11 13:55]

Hi Seyfi,another wonderful surprise in your gallery,a pieridae that i never seen and heard before too,very very nice with most yellow parts,grea capture made in the best exposure and sharpness! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Fantastic macro, the details on the wings are tack sharp and the off-centered composition is pleasant to look at. Perfect exposure even in harsh lights, and nice white balance settings as well. Background's a little noisy, but the image itself is lovely overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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