Romanoff's Vernal Copper
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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.
• 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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- [2015-12-30 10:10]
Fine sharply detailed macro of this butterfly in nice colors and a good composition.
Happy New Year to you and your family,
beautiful picture with good details and beautiful colours
Happy new year to you and family
- [2015-12-30 10:29]
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.
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!
HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2016!
- [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
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,
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,
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...