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Caucasian Skipper

Caucasian Skipper
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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: 2013-07-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 800E, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies from Turkey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-18 7:39
Viewed: 1978
Points: 36
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Altitude: 2522 meters

Pyrgus jupei, (Alberti,1967)
Caucasian Skipper

Turkish Name: Kafkasya Zıpzıpı Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: North-East Turkey.

Distribution in the world: High mountains of the Caucasus, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and North Iran.

Living Area: 1800 - 3000 meters plateau heights, The valley slopes wet meadows, Alpine and subalpine meadow belts.

Flight time: For the year develops a generation. Observed from late July to mid-August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Unknown.

Description-Notes: Experience local and rare. Typical locality, Central Caucasus, Kazbegi National Park, 2600 meters-[Kazbegi, Georgia]. Very similar to Large Grizzled Skipper, but it is slightly smaller, has a darker brown ground color and is less boldly spotted Grizzled Skipper - background underside of the wings often with a brown tint. habitant of the lowlands and plains. Other members-"Pyrgus" of the genus reliably distinguished by genitalia.

Wingspan: 26-28 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Large Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus alveus, (Hubner, [1803])
• Sandy Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus cinarae, (Rambur, [1839])
• Olive Skipper - Pyrgus serratulae, (Rambur, [1839])
• Bolkar Skipper - Pyrgus bolkariensis , (De Prins & Poorten,1995)
• Alpine Grizzled Skipper- Pyrgus andromedae, (Wallengren, 1853)
• Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus armoricanus, (Oberthur, 1910)

The origin of the name.: Helmut Hupe - German entomologist, a friend and colleague B. Alberti, who took part in the expedition to the Caucasus in 1963


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.186 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Caucasian Skipper
3. Trakel’s: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey - Caucasian Skipper
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Caucasian Skipper
5. Krzysztof Jonko’s: European Butterflies & Moths - Caucasian Skipper
6. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Caucasian Skipper
7. Russian insects: Butterflies of The Russia - Caucasian Skipper


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Hello Seyfi,
Today I see only small butterfly species and moth.
This is a very nice image with excellent focus and very good details. Lovely contrast against the superb background.

Hello Seyfi
Superb macro.
stunning sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-18 9:13]

Hi Seyfi,a first time is always a great satisfaction,and you have a lot of first time in your very original gallery of rare beauties...ehhe...this is another spectacular example,a great capture of this skipper in a classic pose and in the usual best quality!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Seyfi, congratulations for this first time on TN, great macro of interesting skipper, excellent clarity, fine details wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi
Superb detail, excellent setting and background, lovely colours.
Good to see this interesting skipper
regards yiannis

hallo Seyfi
great sharpness composition with beautiful colours and nice BG
thanks greeting lou

Another interesting butterfly Seyfi! Beautiful photo with good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Top quality for the new geuest! Beautiful colours very good details MF Seyfi. TFS.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-18 11:49]

Hi Seyfi,
Beautiful Skipper,nice colours and perfectly sharpness details
with nice green background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-10-18 12:28]

Hello Seyfi,
Fine capture of this Caucasian Skipper set in a beautiful composition with the flower so that both the skipper and the flower look good. Nice sharpness and BG too.Well done and TFS! Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-10-18 12:46]

Hello Seyfi,
Superb sharp detailed macro of this moth in beautiful natural colours, nicely contrasting against the green blurred background.
Have a good weekend,

Hello Seyfi,
照的很清晰 很漂亮的弄蝶 第一次見到這品種
整體上都很清楚 這角度也很棒 光線明亮
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-10-18 18:34]

Salam Seyfi
really a wonderful presentation in the best simple and minimalist composition. The skipper is so excellently detailed and the color combination is so well blended.
Congrats for such a lovely image.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-10-19 5:35]

Seyfi Bey Merhaba,
kafkaslı güzel,fotoğraf güzel,emeğinize sağlık,selamlar..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-10-19 19:21]

Hello Seyfi,
Congratulations on a first for TN., and what a beauty at that!! I always have to smile whenever I view a close-up of one of these little butterflies, since they remind me of a very old man who hasn't shaved for quite some time:)
The photo quality is perfect, as focus is super sharp allowing us to view this pretty skipper in exceptional detail and beautiful natural colors. Love the clean blurred BG.

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Muhteşem bir kare. Harika renkler.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-10-20 9:48]

Seyfi bey dikkatimden kaçmış .. tek kelimeyle “muhteşem” üstadım; .. doyumsuz detay ve renk aktarımı; .. fevkalâde bir çalışma; .. tarafınızdan olunca pek şaşırtmıyor; .. tebrik ve selâmlarımla.

Hello Seyfi,
I love this lovely fluffy butterfly. Everything about this macro is perfect: composition, POV, sharpness, details, lighting and colors. Great work, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice time!

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