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Tomares romanovi

Tomares romanovi
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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: 2015-05-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-03-26 6:36
Viewed: 1991
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Happy Easter" to all my friends here on TrekNature ..
Tomares romanovi, (Christoph,1882)
The 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 2000 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.

Similar Species:

◊ 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-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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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-26 7:52]

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful macro of this butterfly. Splendid light and colours, maybe a bit over-sharpened. Nice blurred background.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-26 9:20]

Hello Seyfi,
A new species of Copper for me which appears to possess an almost furry like texture to it's underside wing. Very pretty colors and perched on a beautiful flower with a tiny ant to keep it company. "Happy Easter" to you as well.

hallo seyfi
a beauty of a butterfly
great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful flower, wonderful natiural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Seyfi,
Beautiful photograph of this Hairstreak species. Nice BG with splendid details and color. I like its composition too.
Thanks and regards,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-03-26 17:32]

Hi Seyfi
Unknown to me. Tiny, as I can see, beautiful and colorful.
Neat and high quality composition.

TFS ®ards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-27 1:40]

Hi Seyfi,Happy Easter to you too and thanks for share this rare beauty,a difficult shot well done and sharp,interesting specie! Luciano.

A rare species very well captured and presented, Seyfi.
Overall, a fabulous composition against a flawless BG.

Hello Seyfi,
very nice documentation in rich sunny colours, showing us a pretty and colourful little butterfly of your country.
Thank you for this charming presentation with "Happy Easter" greetings. Happy Easter to you, too!
With best regards,

Hello Seyfi,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Wonderful capture of interesting and colorful specie. The weather is warmer in my region and spring is coming with big steps....Soon the butterflies will fly across the meadows...Hope to catch the on camera...
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi

Beautiful macro of this colourful butterfly, fine POV and framing,
lovely light and color tones, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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