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Grecian Copper


Grecian Copper
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Copyright: Giorgos Marosis (Tartaris) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 39] (454)
Genre: Animals
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2018-06-13
Catégories: Insects
Exposition: f/4, 1/500 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2018-06-15 7:27
Vue: 172
Points: 4
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Lycaena ottomana (Lefèbvre, 1830)
Adult (female), Peloponnesos, 750m, Greece, June 14, 2018
A local and in my experience a scarce butterfly of the southern Balkans.
Identification & Similar species: The upperside resembles the scarce copper L. virgaureae and the underside is superficially similar to the small copper L. phlaeas. It is however quite distinctive when found in the field.
Distribution & Flight: Southern Balkans from low levels to 1500m. It flies in two broods - in spring and in summer.
Habitat & Behaviour: Supposedly hot dry places, my limited experiences are of damper places near streams and rivers or in coastal areas. It loves flowers, particularly yellow centred white flowers but most flowers will provide a suitable nectar source.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6118 W: 89 N: 15228] (63743)
  • [2018-06-15 9:19]

Hi Giorgios,good capture of this rare lycaeneide despite the difficult wings position,i like the bright orange too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Giorges, great macro of lovely butterfly in difficul light, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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