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Polyommatus lycius

Polyommatus lycius
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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: 2019-07-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D850, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2019-09-06 1:23
Viewed: 326
Points: 10
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Altitude : 1495 meters
Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) lycius, (Carbonell, 1996)

-Common Name : The Lycian Blue / Carbonell’s Blue

-Turkish Name : Carbonell Mavi Kelebeği

-Distribution in Turkey : Southern West Anatolia Antalya, Isparta and Denizli Province.

-Distribution in the World : Turkish and Mediterranean endemic.

-Living Area : Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 1,150-1,500 meters. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks), shrublands.

-Flight time : Polyommatus lycius flies in one generation from late June to early August.

-Food Plants of the caterpillar : The caterpillar feeds on various sainfoins (Onobrychis spp.), Alpine French Honeysuckle (Hedysarum hedysaroides) and others

-Description-Notes:Type locality : Elmalı-Antalya -[Turkey]. Male: The wing color is light blue. Black veins on the front wing are absent or short. Androconial flaking on the anterior wing is prominent. There is marginal black flaking on the wing. Postdiscal spots under the anterior wing are not very large. Postdiscal spots under the rear wing are small but neatly ordered. Posterior wing, sub-marginal spots are less developed. Basal greenish blue flaking under the rear wing is faint. "Agrodiaetus band", no contrast with less developed wing color; does not expand distally. P. Lycius, which does not fly on valley floor or high slopes
1,150-1,500 meters on the lower slopes of the mountains (Carbonell 1996) between the water resources around the dense and rich vegetation areas.

-Wingspan : 22-26 mm long.

-The origin of the name : That is, the Lycian-(Anatolia), a surname of Apollo , who was worshiped in several places of Lycia, and had a sanctuary and oracle at Patara in Lycia.

-Endangerment factors : Polyommatus lycius is heavily endangered in Turkey. Agricultural areas surrounding areas on the species due to the potential for poses a threat.. [CR] Vulnerable D1 Endangered

-Similar Species :
• The subgenus - Agrodiaetus butterflies are very similar to each other.
-References :
1. The IUCN Red List
2. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey :
3.Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=%C3%87okg%C3%B6zl%C3%BC%20Carbonell%20Mavisi


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-06 3:08]

Hi Seyfi,another wonderful surprise in your gallery of rare wonders,perfect macro of this rare polyommatus,top quality as usual,very well done!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-09-08 2:37]

elinize sağlık..

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

Hello Seyfi,
Another splendid image with such impressive details.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2019-09-10 0:22]

Beautiful species! Excellent picture, sharpness, light and composition!

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