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Zerynthia deyrollei

Zerynthia deyrollei
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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: 2018-05-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-16 5:18
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Altitude : 1705 meters
Zerynthia deyrollei, (Oberthür, 1869)

Common Name: The Steppe Festoon

Turkish Name: Stepfistosu Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Absent From Aegean, Marmara region and Northern Black Sea.
All regions Anadolu steppes.

Distribution in the world: Allancastria deyrollei is distributed from western Iran to Turkey, Syria, northwestern Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

Living Area: A common inhabitant of the open pine forest and dry flower valleys in the meadows steppes. İt is found in altitudes of 750-1750 meters.

Flight time: March- April in low-lying areas ; Late May June at higher altitudes.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feed on the plants from the family Aristolochia spp-(Birthwort).

Description-Notes: Typical locality, Middle East. Allancastria deyrollei, medium-sized species belongs to the family Papilionidae. A Pale yellow butterflies decorated with black and red spots and bars. Sexes are similar, but females are more heavily marked. Festoon butterflies, wings, black, yellow or pale yellow dot in a large number of on floors, scalloped wings and rear wings and are easily recognizable by the red spots. A Pale yellow festoon with strongly serrated hindwing and abdomen barred with orange on its sides. Prominent black bars on forewing don't extend across the width of cell. The legs in adult butterflies are brown in colour.

Wingspan: 63-85 mm long.

Origin of the name: Zerynthia, Greek, place name.

Similar Species:
• Eastern Festoon - Zerynthia cerisyi,(Godart, 1824)
• Cretan Festoon – Zerynthia cretica,(Rebel, 1904)
• Caucasian Festoon – Zerynthia caucasica,(Lederer, 1864)


1. Baytas Ahmet, 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.18 pp.
2. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey :
3.Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Step%20Fistosu
4. TOLWEB - Tree of Life:


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  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-16 6:12]

Hi Seyfi,

Great composition of insect and flower.
Super colors and pov is also well chosen.
The light green background completes it all.

My compliments!


Hello Seyfi,
Stunning colors and details. Impressive specie....Never meet in in the wild.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-03-16 7:28]

Hello Seyfi,
Nice to see a new photo from you. Fantastic butterfly in splendid colors and excellent sharpness. Great composition with a blurred background.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-03-16 18:09]

Hi Seyfi
This is the first time that I see this species.
Neat composition with perfect DOF, sharpness and exposure.


Ciao Stefi, great macro of fantastic butterfly on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-03-20 7:59]

çok güzel,elinize sağlık..

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-24 3:46]

Hi Seyfi,another great surprise in your gallery,a very rare species in a fantastic capture very sharp and bright,your pics are always a step ahead,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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