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Violet Fritillary

Violet 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: 2012-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-13 9:21
Viewed: 1639
Points: 24
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Boloria dia, (Linnaeus,1767)
Violet Fritillary - Weaver's Fritillary

Turkish Name: Mor İnci Kelebeği.

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey's Black Sea coast-Thrace and the Black Sea coastal regions.

Distribution in the world: Widespread European species. It does not occur however in the UK. Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Caucasus.

Living Area: From sea level up to 1700 metres. In forested lowlands and mountains-dry,deciduous or pine woodland openings and edges; also neglected grasslands.

Flight time: Two or three generations from late April till September.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, Viola (violet) family is fed plants. However, Rubus idaeus, Prunella vulgaris, species have been reported in the fed.

Description-Notes: One of the smallest fritillaries in Turkey. Type locality, Austria. Weaver's Fritillary, also known as the Violet Fritillary due to the purple hue of it's underside is a fairly widespread European species. Like the others, it is restless and difficult to photograph, rarely returning to the same spot after being disturbed. Look for diagnostic sharp, right angle of hindwing leading margin. Marked like Pearl-bordered Fritillary, but black spots are relatively large relative to its size; hindwing median spots are oval.Forewing apex has rust-colored blotches and hindwing has a strong violet tinge; both median and marginal bands contain silver spots. Females lay eggs individually on the underside of leaves.

Wingspan: 32-36 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Titania's Fritillary - Boloria titania, (Esper, 1793)
• Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Boloria euphrosyne, (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Small pearl-bordered fritillary - Boloria selene, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
• Caucasian Fritillary - Boloria caucasica, (Lederer,1852)
• Cranberry Fritillary - Boloria aquilonaris, (Stichel, 1908)
• Balkan Fritillary - Boloria graeca, (Staudinger,1870)
• Cranberry Fritillary - Boloria pales, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Dea Dia:,
Growth in Roman mythology, the goddess of development. Often, Ceres (Demeter in Greek mythology) is called with. The so-called Fratres Arvales priests, Ambarvalia festival held in May the memories of her, we celebrated.

1.Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.144 pp.
2. Moths and Butterflies: Europe and North Africa- Boloria dia
3. Babochki-kavkaza’s: Lepidoptera Caucasi - Bolaria Dia
4.Guy Padfield's : European Butterfly Page - Bolaria Dia
5.Captain's :European Butterfly Guide - Bolaria Dia
6. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s: Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Bolaria Dia
7. Butterflies of Bulgaria: Butterflies of Bulgaria - Bolaria Dia
8. Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Bolaria Dia
9. Lepiforum.de: Help for determining the proven European butterfly species - Bolaria Dia


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-13 9:25]

Hello Seyfi,
Fascinating macro of this beautiful butterfly in splendid colours, great sharpness, details and a gorgeous composition. Fantastic contrasting blurred background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-13 11:33]

HI Seyfi,there is your signature hidden on the pic,unmistakable style for a new beautiful capture,great details and warm colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Seyfi
a other great sharpness picture from your butterfly serie
great details and super volours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Seyfi,
Outstanding NOTE with details of this species.

Gorgeous coloured Butterfly.Nice BG with excellent details.Like its composition too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-03-13 16:04]

Hello Seyfi,
Your use of flash certainly brought out the vivid colors of this beautiful Violet Fritillary. This is another new butterfly for me, but your photo helps me realize how pretty they are. Great shot!!

Ciao Seyfi, great capture of lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hallo Seyfi
Another beautiful butterfly from your collection. A lovely pose, wonderful colours and sharp details. A superb composition and setting,as always. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Seyfi,
照的清晰 很漂亮的蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗
花朵也很漂亮 整體清楚也非常地美麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Seyfi,
Super macro of this beautiful butterfly. Your Gallery is full of all kinds of butterfly. I would say it is a great opportunity to visit your Gallery.


I love this shot!! This Fritillary is very well presented with perfectly sharp details, the perfectly chosen exposure and the lovely neutralized green BG!!
Very well done, my brother Seyfi!

Another professionali pic from you MF Seyfi! Bright colours very good blurred BG.


Hello Seyfi

WOW ! great shot of this butterfly, the POV you choose it is giving
dynamism to the photo, the great contrast it is also contributing to that, TFS


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