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Melanargia larissa

Melanargia larissa
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Copyright: Volkan Eroglu (Gramineae) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 3 N: 212] (1074)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-5000, 18-55mm AF-S Nikkor
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-12 0:56
Viewed: 3653
Points: 18
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Melanargia larissa (Geyer, 1828) - [EN:] Balkan Marbled White [TR:] Anadolu Melikesi

Melanargia is a genus of butterflies of the subfamily Satyrinae tribe Satyrini subtribe Melanargiina belonging to the family Nymphalidae.

This genus, described by Johann Wilhelm Meigen in 1828, is the only genus in the subtribe Melanargiina, Wheeler, 1903. Once the genus Melanargia was classified as belonging to Satyridae.

The adults of this genus of satyrines are easily distinguished by their white wings with black veins and markings (hence the common name ‘Marbled Whites’). A peculiar phenotypic distinctiveness is also a dilated vein 12 at the base of the forewing.

Butterflies of genus Melanargia are widespread from Europe and north Africa to Japan.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanargia

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great colorful species. nicely taken with great angle. wonderful sharpness and contrast. thanks for sharing.

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Hello Volkan,
very nice capture of beatiful Melanargia larissa against blurry BG, nicely contrasted its wing colors. sharp focus, POV/DOF great. beautiful colors and composition.Best regards Siggi

Superb photo, good background colours, excellent detail and composition. regards yiannis


Great detail, DOF, BG, POV and composition shown in this posting on TN.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-12 7:43]

Merhaba Volkan,
such a stunning view of this butterfly. So pleasant to note the colors, features and details. All are in well presented sharpness.
Exciting shot and so artistic to me.


Ciao Volkan, great macro of fantastic butterfly, superb sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

great capture with pleasant light, greetings Ori

Hi Volkan,

Excellent shot of this beauty under the leaf.The patterns on the wings are beautiful. Nice POV & great sharpness. Well done & TFS.

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