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The White-edged Rockbrown

The White-edged Rockbrown
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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: 2014-07-17
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-19 4:29
Viewed: 1734
Points: 24
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Hipparchia parisatis, (Kollar, 1849)
White-edged Rockbrown

Turkish Name : Beyaz Bandlı Karamelek Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Middle Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia and Northeast.

Distribution in the world: Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, the Palestinian Territories, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and India.

Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 1000-2500 meters. Local in dry, stony and barren places and scrubby areas in steppes.

Flight time: One generation per year. June - August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Unknown - cereals.

Description-Notes: Type Locality "Iran (Shiraz, Perspolis). A ground butterfly. Timid, flying fast. This is a hot dry habitat specialist. Very large butterfly. Undersides of both wings are finely striated in brown. Each wing has two yellow-ringed postmaedian eyespots; those on hidwing are smaller. Note the irregular gray postmedian lines on both wings. Male upperside dark vandyke-brown; costa preapically, lower half of termen on fore wing narrowly and termen of hind wing more broadly bluish grey, crossed by the dark veins and touched with brown at the apices of the latter; fore wing with a pre-apical black spot pupilled with white, another plain black spot in interspace 2, aud two intermediate white dots ; hind wing with a subanal white-centred black spot. Underside pale sepia-brown, irrorated with numerous white striae, the discal and tornal area only of the fore wing without striae ; both wings crossed by a highly sinuous, broad, white discal band, inwardly defined by a dark brown line, subterminal and terminal narrow brown, bands; the round black spots as on the upperside, but more distinct and ringed with yellow; hind wing with an additional ocellus in interspace 5. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen concolorous with the wings above, paler below. Sex-mark a large dark brown patch of specialized scales on basal half of fore wing. Female: Similar, the greyish-white marginal borders broader. In hot weather, hiding in the shadows of the cliffs, trees or shrubs.

Wingspan: 60-64 mm long.

Origin of the name: Parisatis (Greek, Latin, mythological) - Paris + satis - quite enough - "Satisfied by Paris", t. E., One of the goddesses (Aphrodite), which is beautiful, Paris handed podbroshennooe Eris apple of discord (Nekrutenko, 1990).

Similar Species:
• – Hipparchia stulta (Staudinger, 1882)
• African Ringlet – Ypthima asterope , (Klug,1832)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .166 pp.
2. Lepiforum.de : http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Hipparchia_Parisatis
3. Lepidoptera Caucasi : http://babochki-kavkaza.ru/index.php/satyridae/245-hipparchia-parisatis--/296-hipparchia-parisatis-.html
4. WIKIPEDIA : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipparchia_parisatis
5. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey : http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Beyaz%20Bantl%C4%B1%20Karamelek
6. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/GozlemFoto.asp?Durum=7&CinsId=62&TurId=170&FamilyaId=3
7. www.euroleps.ch» by Heiner Ziegler: http://www.euroleps.ch/seiten/s_art.php?art=nym_parisatis


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-19 5:26]

Hi Seyfi,absolutely perfect despite the difficult backlight,great capture of this very rare hipparchia specie,the sharpness and the colors are wonderful,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hallo Seyfi
very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-02-19 8:13]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful macro of this butterfly in great sharpness, details and splendid colors. Taken from a ideal POV in a nice composition.

Hello Seyfi
Thank you for sharing this amazing butterfly, the pattern on his wing is very unique. Excellent composition, DOF, lighting and also tac sharp. Interesting notes too.

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful photograph of this Rock brown. Excellent sharpness as well as light. I like beautiful BG too.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2016-02-19 21:06]

A detailed NOTE is much to follow the beauty of this butterfly, well done.

Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this butterfly, with very fine POV at its level and framing,
wonderful light, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-02-20 18:12]

Hello Seyfi,
You managed the exposure remarkably well under such harsh lighting. The wings are so pretty with those large eye spots and intricate patterned markings. The name White-edged Rockbrown describes this little beauty perfectly. Tac sharp focus, attractively composed with plenty of DOF, what else could you ask for!!

Hello Syfi,
What a wonderful macro image....Outstanding clarity and focus. A very interesting specie. As usual a perfect shoot with very good details and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-02-21 9:33]

Hi Seyfi,
Again fantastic close-up. Nice colors and excellent sharpness details.
Very nice background.
Regards Jiri.

Nice light and wonderful composition. LIKE

Hello Seyfi,
excellent presentation of this very atrractive, and probably also very shy butterfly. Thank you!
With best regards,

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