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Dark Green Fritillary

Dark Green 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/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-19 5:34
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Points: 34
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Argynnis aglaja, (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dark Green Fritillary

Turkish Name: Güzel İnci Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey is anywhere. More rare in the Aegean region.

Distribution in the world: Mediterranean coastal countries, and with hot spots in Asia are in Japan.

Living Area: Can be seen up to the heights of 3000 meters above sea level. Prone areas and areas covered with bushes light prefers meadows. In particular the edges of forest openings and road is common. It is usually seen flying fast across open areas of grass and herbs. It is also found in forest meadows but this is less usual.

Flight time: Mid-June – Mid August months as a single generation flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars Bistorta major, riviniana Viola, Viola hirta, Viola palustris and feeding on plants that develop in the family.

Description-Notes: This is a powerful butterfly. Males are smaller than females. The male has bright orange uppersides marked with black along veins and with many round and triangular black spots. The female is similar but is less brightly coloured and with more extensive black markings. Bright reddish orange upper sides have a typical fritillary look, with an intricate of black lines and spots. Male has a small forewing basal spot; female is duller, with dark basal area on both wings. Postmedian band on hind wing has five black spot always beinng the smallest. Hindwing is greenish with large silvery spots; note the wide, pale yellow-orange postmedian band and row of silver submarginal spots. English name is derived from the colouration of the underside of its wings which a green leading to pale yellow-brown with pure white spots.

Wingspan: 58-68 mm long.

Similar Species:
• High Brown Fritillary - Argynnis adippe (Rottemburg,1775)
• Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus 1758)
• Corsican Fritillary - Argynnis elisa, ( Godart, [1823])
• Niobe Fritillary- Argynnis niobe (Linnaeus, 1758)1758


1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayınları, Istanbul.P.138
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Dark Green Fritillary
3. Moths and Butterflies :Europe and North Africa - Dark Green Fritillary
4. Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Dark Green Fritillary
5. EuroButterflies : Matt Rowlings's European Butterflies Species Page - Dark Green Fritillary
6. Habitas : Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland - Dark Green Fritillary
7. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Turkiye Kelebek Gozlemcileri - Dark Green Fritillary


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-04-19 6:26]

Seyfi bey, .. gerçekten imrendiren bir sunum, .. kelebek çekimindeki ustalığınızı temsil eden bir saptama; .. herzamanki gibi detay ve renk aktarımı özendiriyor, .. kutlarım üstadım …

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2013-04-19 6:26]

A beautiful shot with lot of info, here it is very rare and the colours are much attractive, TFS.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2013-04-19 7:18]

Fine image of this Fritillary butterfly.
Accurate sharpness and focusing.
Pleasing color saturation.

Nice image with good sharpness and color. TFS


Hi Seyfi.
a very nice picture despite a bit to much saturated.
The butterfly is sharp with fine details and is well seen against the blurry BG. Also well composed.
Well done.
Have a nice weekend.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-04-19 8:08]

Stunning image with fine viewpoint and beautiful fritillary whose color and texture are lovely. Interesting contrast too. tfs.

Ciao Aeyfi, great macro of beautiful butterfly, lovely composition with nice flower and wonderful blurry BG, suoperb sharpness, fine details and splendid natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-19 8:33]

Hi Seyfi,
I really like it. Interesting light and nice lolours.
Good composition with sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-19 8:50]

Hi Seyfi,great capture in a classic pose fot this specie of Argynnis that i never seen in my country,excellent details and exposure,the colors looks a bit going to the green and oversaturated for me.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Excellent colour composition with nice POV.Focus and sharpness is very good too.Beautiful green blurry BG and clarity of the picture is one of the main key of attraction.
I like it.
Thanks for sharing your experiment,
Kind regards and respect,

hallo Seyfi
great sharpness composition
looks 3D
good details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-19 10:43]

Hello Seyfi,
Very beautiful macro of this butterfly in spendid warm colours and excellent sharpness. Taken from a very good POV in a fine composition.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Seyfi. Amzing colours/tones indeed. Excellent details against the blurred Bg.


Hello Seyfi

Excellent macro of this butterfly, with fine POV
to show its patterns, beautiful lateral light
coming and shining it, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Hello Seyfi
Excellent photo, beautiful colours all round, nice setting and good detail. Good to see this species
regards yiannis

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-06-06 9:58]

Hi Seyfi.
Wonderful reflection of an amazing specimen of the spices. The butterfly is solated from BG greatly. I also like vivid colours of the shot and ultimate details of the insect and flower. Excellent job and TFS.

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