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Banana skipper

Banana skipper
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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: 2011-11-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 700, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/5.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-20 9:10
Viewed: 2642
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pelopidas thrax, (Hübner,1821)
Millet Skipper - Banana skipper

Turkish Name: Beyaz Çilli Kara Zıpzıp Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Turkey, the Aegean and Mediterranean coastal regions.

Distribution in the world: Western and southwestern Turkey Aegean Islands Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Arabia, Africa, Far East, and Africa.

Living Area: Sea level, to a height of 400 meters, the sea coast areas typically likes to scrub, rocky hillsides, dry riverbeds and places in general observed.

Flight time: From May until the autumn months of flies..

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, the main food crop, banana leaves. Apart from this palm has been reported in the fed.

Description-Notes: Flies low and fast. Spots on its wings, more bright. Emigrants. Their eggs under the leaves of banana leaves. The eggs hatch in 5 to 8 days. Caterpillars are green at first, over time, the bright green color are dirty. the tops are covered with silky hairs. Caterpillars fed for 20-25 turns into pupa. Pupae usually are light brown and white patches on them. Adult butterflies are born 10 days after the pupae. Male, female difference is not significant.

Wingspan: 30-35 mm long.

Similar Species:
• Pigmy Skipper/Coal Skipper- Gegenes pumilio (Hoffmannsegg,1804)


1.Baytas A., 2007. A Field Guide To The Butterflies Of Turkey/NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul. .190 pp.
2. O.Kocak's :Turkiye'nin Kelebekleri - Banana Skipper
3. AdaMerOs Kelebek’s : Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey - Banana Skipper
4.Trakel: Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey- Banana Skipper


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-20 9:22]

Hello Seyfi,
A skipper in superb sharp details and very beautiful colours. Good DOF and composition. Nice background too.

mükemmel netlik,emeklerinize sağlık Seyfi bey.çok selamlar.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-20 9:55]

Hi Seyfi,great capture of this rare skipper,never seen in my country.Fantastic sharpness and colors,the eye looks like a black diamond whit this magnificent details.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hello Seyfi
super good sharpness and great details
nice composition and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Salam Seyfi,
An excellent capture with fine colors, sharpness & details. Well composed & presented. TFS & best salam!


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

Ciao Seyfi. Details sharp impressive here! And fantastic colours. Amazing blurred BG.


Hi Seyfi,
perfect point of view. Excellent depth of field. Great sharpness. Beautiful composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-07-20 11:22]

Hello Seyfi,
Superb shot on this skipper. Beautiful pose and well lighted. Composition is great. Very well done and tfs.Best regards Siggi

Hello Seyfi,
What a splendid image with exceptional details and outstanding sharpness. Absolutely amazing vivid colors and nice composition. The light and exposure are great. I love this species of butterflies not found in my country.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Seyfi,
a superb macro with great detail and sharpness, nice colour and good composition.
best wishes,

Hello Seyfi
Perfect detail, excellent exposure, good background. A lovely photo.
regards yiannis

Another impressive butterfly photo Seyfi! Excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-07-29 0:44]

Hello Seyfi,
You did a teriffic job of photographing this cute little Skipper. The focus is tac sharp revealing much detail. Love the composition and colorful blurred BG. Colors are true and natural and exposure is right on the money. Well done!!

Hello Seyfi

Great macro of this skipper, with fine POV,
great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-02 6:40]

Hello Seyfi,
Missed this wonderful butterfly-picture. A perfect shot of this mediterranean species, which I never have seen myself. Fine colors and perfect focus on the Millet Skipper.
Thanks and kind regards

I like it very much, wonderful skipper, excellent focus and details !

have a good time Seyfi !

ciao, tino

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