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|I am not sure about its species.|
It looks like Lycaena thersamon.
please see fallowing section for additional information about this species.
A truly spectacular species with bright copper uppersides and bright orange underside forewings. It is found in SE Europe but also in central parts of Italy. It is also found on most of the Greek islands where many of my sightings originate. Infact I've only found it on the European mainland once, in northern Greece, which is surprising considering it flies throughout the summer.
I even found it on the tiny isle of Patmos from where Alain Olivier's guide to the butterflies of the Greek Island (1993) reports just 7 species. I found 6 of these plus another 7 different species including thersamon. It just goes to show what a few years of observation and the increasing awareness of butterflies can do as all these species have subsequently been reported from here. Annoyingly though, the missing 7th butterfly from the original list is the one we went to find, Plebejus loewii, which is only found from a few of the eastern Greek islands in political Europe.
The larvae feed on a species of Knot Grass (Polygonum aviculare) which has a distinctive straggly form. The low plant forms a kind of mat with its long wiry green stalks from which sprout only a few small leaves. Each plant may be a meter or more in diameter source: http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPages/LycaenThersam.htm
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magnifique ce papillon, superbes couleurs , bons détails et excellents BG
bien vu, bravo et merci
Sizin bu akkaya barajı epey zengin bir yer galiba. Güzel bir kelebek.
Ahmet günaydın , komp. ve renkler güzel olmuş , eline sağlık .
- [2007-05-18 13:00]
It looks a little bit special your Copper. May be a Lycaena thersamon, which is a eastern species with the little spots . But I'm not a specialist. Interesting picture.
- [2007-05-18 21:01]
Ahmet, Nice view of two insect on the frame. One is the butterfly and second is the
Akkaya,kuşlar için olduğu gibi kelebek ve diğer pekçok canlımım görülebilidiği bir yer. bu çok güzel renkli kelebek de onlardan biri. eline sağlık.
- [2007-05-22 22:10]
A lovely composition of a beautiful butterfly on a beautiful flower.The orange really stands out and the DOF and POV are well done.Well seen and presented.TFS
Bellos detalles y magníficos colores.
Una presentación estupenda.
Saludos y tfs, JL.