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Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Lesser Marbled Fritillary
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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: 2012-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 9:01
Viewed: 2255
Points: 40
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Brenthis ino, (Rottemburg,1775)
Lesser Marbled Fritillary

Turkish Name: Küçük Brentis Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Kırklareli and Ardahan.

Distribution in the world: Northern and Central Europe and eastward to Japan.

Living Area: From sea level to 2500 meters altitude. Usually prefers dry grassy areas.

Flight time: June to August.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Filipendula, Rubus; sanguisorba officinalis; Spiraea aruncus; Urtica species fed develops.

Description-Notes: Black marginal border on hindwing upperside is relatively enrire and continuous; on Marbled Fritillary black marginal spots at vein-ends are larger and discrete. "Brentis" species, all of them are very similar to each other is very difficult to distinguish. The basic determinants of differences in wing underneath. Different kind of colors, especially beneath the wing will help in determining.

Wingspan: 38-42 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Twin-spot Fritillary – Brenthis hecate, ([Denis & Schiffermüller],1775)
• Marbled Fritillary – Brenthis daphne, (Bergstrasser, 1780)
• Mofidi’s Fritillary – Brenthis mofidii, (Wyatt,1968)

Mythological: Ino - ΙΝΩ,: Leukothea (or Leucothea) was a sea goddess who aided sailors in distress. She was once a mortal princess named Ino, a daughter of King Kadmos (Cadmus) of Thebes. She and her husband Athamas incurred the wrath of Hera when they fostered the infant god Dionysos. As punishment Hera drove Athamas into a murderous rage and he slew his eldest child. Ino grapped the other, and in her flight leapt off a cliff into the sea. The pair were welcomed into the company of the marine gods and renamed Leukothea (the White Goddess) and Palaimon. Leukothea later came to the aid of Odysseus when his raft had been destroyed by Poseidon, and wrapped him in the safety of her buoyant shawl.
The Mythological story here


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.142 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Lesser Marbled Fritillary
3. Moths and Butterflies : Europe and North Africa - Lesser Marbled Fritillary
4. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Lesser Marbled Fritillary
5.Butterflies of Serbia : : Butterflies of Serbia - Lesser Marbled Fritillary
6. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Lesser Marbled Fritillary


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Ciao Seyfi, my today neighbour, fascinating butterfly on lovely flower, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-22 9:44]

Hi Seyfi,
wonderful photo, excellent sharpness for amazing details !
Lovely composition too !

hello Seyfi
super good sharpness composition with good BG and beautiful colours
thanks greetinglou

Hallo Seyfi
This is a really beautiful shot, the colours are so vivid and rich. It is very detailed and defined with crisp edges and great clarity. Very good composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-22 10:31]

Hello Seyfi,
Fantastic macro of this butterfly in splendid bright colours and impressive sharpness with a lot of details. Nice contrasting background. Taken from an excellent POV in a great composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-11-22 10:47]

Hi Seyfi,spectacular capture of this ino,never seen in my fields,the top of perfection of details and colors, i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Seyfi,
Nice capture with great details and sharpness,Beautiful colour scheme and composition.TFS and my regards,_Joy

Ciao Seyfi.
Complimenti per i colori meravigliosi di questa foto,molto bella livrea di questo esemplare di farfalla,eccellente nitidezza come l’ottima composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Seyfi. Stunning details and sharp dor the beauty. Magnificent colours agains the blurry BG.


Hi Seyfi,
what a nice presentation of this butterfly. Amazing colours. I also like the background. Excellent contrast.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Seyfi

Excellent butterfly macro, with fine POV
and framing, beautiful light and color tones,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details,
beautiful background, TFS


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-11-22 22:29]

Hello Seyfi,
A fine macro of ino in the closed wing position.
Top sharpness, natural colours and bokeh BG in a perfect composition.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-22 23:42]

excellent closeup of the butterfly. good sharpness and angle. tfs.

Hello Seyfi
A beautiful image of this nicely marked butterfly. Great detail, nicely focused, good background. Good to see this nice species.
regards yiannis

hello Seyfi,
fantastic picture of this butterfly taken from a good angle.
great colour and composition. stunning sharpness.
best wishes,

Another great photo of an interesting butterfly Seyfi! Very good composition, wonderful BG, amazing colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Seyfi,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. I like this splendid colorful species of butterfly. The image is taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.

Salam Seyfi,
A terrific macro with striking colors, details & pose. Very nicely done & presented. Nice work & TFS. Best Salam & wishes!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-23 12:34]

Hello Seyfi
Excellent closed up and nice composition.Excellent point of view with a lot of nice detail.Razor sharp image with beautiful colours and nice OOF background
TFS Michel

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-24 4:12]

Hello Seyfi,
What a wonderful composition with superb details, colors and very good clarity.
The image is great. Amazing details and very good focus.Regards Siggi

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