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Assmann's Fritillary

Assmann's 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: 2012-06-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-09-11 7:14
Viewed: 1754
Points: 28
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Melitaea britomartis, (Assmann, 1847)
Assmann's Fritillary

Turkish Name: Melike Amannisa Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Kırklareli Thrace.

Distribution in the world : Turkey, Eastern Europe-Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and the southern Swedish coast, South Siberia, and the (Eastern Fritillary-Korea).

Living Area: Heights of up to 300-1000 meters altitude meadow-pasture areas, wet or dry, chalky-calcareous soil areas are seen.

Flight time: May the end of August, one or two generations of per-forming flies.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars feeding on plants, Plantago lanceolata and Veronica species develops.

Description-Notes: This butterfly is a common species in Europe. Very local the species. Is very rare and distributed in a few isolated colonies. In a medium sized butterfly. Orange, Brown, White, Black with beautiful colors and patterns from the same family, very similar to the butterfly Amannisa. Amannisa with dark-colored edge strip at the bottom of the lower wing is divided into butterfly. Amannisa butterfly, this band is white. Wing tops, thick dark brown on orange, decorated with patterns.

Origin of the name: Britomartis (Greek mythology) - Cretan goddess, the patroness of fishermen and sailors, the companion of Artemis.

Endangerment: Endangered. Listed as vulnerable in Red Data Book of European butterflies (van Swaay & Warren, 1999: 175).

Wingspan: 29-38 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Heath Fritillary- Melitaea athalia, (Rottemburg, 1775)
• False Heath Fritillary- Melitaea diamina, (Lang, 1789)
• Nickerl's Fritillary - Melitaea aurelia, (Nickerl, 1850)


1. Moths and Butterflies of Europe: http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/MelitBrito.htm
2. Lepiforum.de: http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Melitaea_Britomartis
3. Wolfgang Wagner: http://www.pyrgus.de/Melitaea_britomartis_en.html
4. Trakel’s: http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Melike%20Amannisa
5. Butterflies of Bulgaria: http://www.butterfliesofbulgaria.com/melbri.html
6. Babochki-kavkaza’s: http://babochki-kavkaza.ru/index.php/nymphalidae/303-melitaea-britomartis--/352-melitaea-britomartis-.html
7. EuroButterflies - Matt Rowling: http://www.eurobutterflies.com/sp/britomartis.php


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Hello Seyfi,

Beautiful colored butterfly. As usual well captured against such green BG. Splendid details and well sharpness. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-09-11 8:27]

Hello Seyfi,
Another great photo! The full saturated colours are splendid and the sharpness and details are stunning. Taken from the best POV with a very beautiful background.
Enjoy the weekend,

Ciao Seyfi, great macro of lovely butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-09-11 13:16]

Seyfi bey, .. renk ve detayları ile her zamanki gibi çok başarılı bir akatarım. Tebrikler üstadım.
Nuri ☺

Beautiful macro Seyfi , sharp , very good BG and bright colors.

Thanks for sharing.


Great photo, nice details! nice compositio!

Good sharp image of this Frtillary with rich saturated colours.
The composition is also attractive.

Great macro of lovely butterfly on nice flower.

Hello Seyfi
very good picture as allways
nice composition and good BG the colours are beautiful to
thanks gr lou

Hallo Seyfi
As always your photo is just awesome. Beautiful detail that is well seen, spectacular colours, great point of view and super sharply focused. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • mishe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 3] (1076)
  • [2015-09-12 8:37]

Merhaba Seyfi.
Colors,sharpness and BG are fantastic.
Čok tešekkur ediyorum for sharing.
With best wishes,Mishe.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-09-13 10:38]

Hello Seyfi,
This is an excellent portrait of the Assmann's Fritillary , with a very beautiful light on the wings and on the flowers. Perfect exposure to.
Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-09-13 12:56]

Hi Seyfi,very bright capture (a bit dark for me) of this rare frittillary,not often seen on TN,impressive sharpness and great great colors in a classic pose,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Seyfi
fantastic colored photo, butterfly and flower are razor sharp and so well highlighted againd the total clear BG
Have a good night

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-10-08 21:48]

Hi Seyfi
What a beauty! Striking and colorful pattern. It looks like a stained-glass.
Perfect focus and exposure. Really a good work.


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