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The Woodland Ringlet

The Woodland Ringlet
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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: 2015-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-12 8:38
Viewed: 1831
Points: 20
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My daughter is also very ill - (acoustic neuroma) and need a brain operation. My daughter Monday morning - (15 August) will be operated. I would like from all my TrekNature friends prayers for my daughter ..
Erebia medusa, (Denis & Schiffermüller, (1775)
The Woodland Ringlet

Turkish Name: Orman Güzel Esmeri Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey:North Anatolian Region - (East and West Black Sea) and northeast Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: From the Europe across central, South and East Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus and Transcaucasia, the Urals and Siberia to the East Amur region, Northern China and Northern Mongolia.

Living Area: Areas at an altitude of 600-3000 meters. Damp montane and subalpine habitats and bogs; also open woodland edges at high elevations.

Flight time: One generation per year. Mainly June is its western range, but July- August according to altitude.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, many grasses, such as genera Bromus, Digitaria and Panicum.

Description-Notes: Type Locality. "Umgebung Wien" [Vienna, Austria]. Male is dark brown. Forewing has up to five eyespots on an orange postmedian band that is broken near the middle ; two larger subapical eyespots are linked together. Hindwing has five orange-ringed eyespots. Female is similar but slihgtly paler.

Wingspan: 40-50 long.

Similar Species:
* Arctic woodland Ringlet - Erebia polaris, (Staudinger, 1871)
* Scotch Argus - Erebia aethiops, (Esper, [1777])
* Alpine Ringlet - Erebia melancholica, (Herrich-Schaffer, [1846])
* Almond-eyed Ringlet - Erebia alberganus, (de Prunner, 1798)
* Bright-eyed Ringlet - Erebia oeme, (Hübner, 1804)

Mythological: . "Medusa (Greek mythology) - Medusa (Medusa), the worst of the three Gorgon sisters bugaboo, only the death of them, which Perseus cut off the head" (Nekrutenko, 1990).


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.160 pp.
2. Babochki-kavkaza�s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Woodland Ringlet
3. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling: Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Woodland Ringlet
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek�s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Woodland Ringlet
5. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa - Woodland Ringlet
6. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Woodland Ringlet
7. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Woodland Ringlet
8. Guy Padfield's : European Butterfly Page - Woodland Ringlet


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Seyfi, I'm sorry to hear of your daughter's illness.
My prayer from the heart for the well being of your daughter is with you.
May her operation go well! Amen!
You butterfly picture is excellent as usual.
Don't worry; your child will be fine.

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

hallo Seyfi
very nice details and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-08-12 12:16]

Hello Seyfi,
Interesting Ringlet, an Erebia-species we have in my country too, but I never made a shot. Always difficult to focus on these dark butterflies.
Yes, Seyfi, we think at you and your daughter..we wish the best for her.
The 15th of August is in my religion the feast of Holy Mary.
Take care

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-08-12 12:34]

Hi Seyfi,just a bit dark on the right but still an excellent shot,a rare specie living in Italy too but that i never seen in my life,its distribution is always on the mountains.Interesting post,useful note as usual.Have a nice weekend 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)
  • [2016-08-12 12:39]

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly. Great sharpness and nice natural colors. But the operation of your daughter is more important. Wish you and your family a lot of strength and all the best for your daughter.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-12 20:03]

Hello Seyfi,
I will keep your daughter in my prayers throughout this weekend and especially on Monday. I pray for her operation to go well and also for her body to be touched by God's healing power.
A wonderful chocolate brown colored Woodland Ringlet in an attractive pose. I love the black eye spots outlined in orange. TFS.
God Bless,

Hello Seyfi,
I'm so sorry for your daughter's health.
I'm sure all will be well tomorrow and my prayer is always with your family! Amen!
Best regards,

Hello Seyfi,
I'm so sorry for your daughter's health. I hope that the operation has success......

Hi Seyfi,

The leave is helping to frame the butterfly. The point of view is showing the details of the Woodland Ringlet butterfly. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


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