The Sooty Orange Tip
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Zegris eupheme , (Scopoli, 1763)
The Sooty Orange Tip
Turkish Name: Zegris KelebeÄŸi
Distribution in Turkey: Aegean, Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, Altitude: 500-2750 meters
Distribution in the world: West-Europa-(Southern-Spain), NorthWestern-Africa-(Morocco), Southern West-Asia-(Ukraine). Caucasus - (Georgia-Azerbaijan-Armenia). Southern-Russia, Middle East ..
Living Area: Above sea level, lives at altitudes of 500-3000 meters. Open slopes, valley slopes. Hot stony slopes and damp valleys in mountains ; also near streams in steppes.
Flight time: For a year one generation is developing. Flight occurs, depending on the altitude, from late - April to early â€“ July. They spend the night on flowers.
Food Plants of the caterpillar: Caterpillars, feeding on plants and develop mainly Crucifers (Cruciferae). The caterpillar is hibernating.
Description-Notes: Type Locality " Ukraine / Sevastopol). Very rare, very local. A midsize butterfly. Male is white , large oval orange subapical spot on forewing is enclosed with black. Female is similar, but orange subapical patch is less conspicuous. Both sexes have yellow forewing tips; hindwing is marbled green, yellow and white. Also, conspicuous crescent-shaped black forewing discoidal mark is visible on both sides. This fast-flying butterfly.
Wingspan: 40-48 mm long.
Origin of the name: Euphemia (in translation - "good glory"), the nymph of the mountain Helikon, the daughter of Hephaestus and Aglaya, the nurse of the Muses. She was tempted by Pan from whom she gave birth to Kronos (Lviv, Morgun, 2007; V. Savchuk's personal message, 2012).
â€¢ The Provence Orange â€“ Anthocharis euphenoides (Staudinger,1869)-Gelber Aurorafalter
â€¢ The Eastern Orange Tipâ€“ Anthocharis damone (Boisduval,1836)
â€¢ The Orange Tip â€“ Anthocharis cardamines (Linneaus, 1758)
â€¢ The Grunerâ€™s Orange Tip â€“ Anthocharis gruneri (Herrich-SchÃ¤ffer, )
1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.34 pp.
2. Heiner Ziegler:
3. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey :
4. Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
6. EuroButterflies >Matt Rowling :
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Amazing photo with exceptional quality....Details, focus and outstanding natural colors....
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
- [2017-12-22 9:20]
Hi Seyfi,great gift for Christmas to the TN members and to the butterfly fans like me! A magnificent close up of this beautiful sooty orange tip,great memory of the last summer do in the usual top quality! I wish you all the best me too and thanks! Luciano
- [2017-12-22 10:12]
Nice to a new photo from you. And what a quality picture! Fantastic sharpness, details and splendid colours against a beautiful blurry background.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Superb angle and Yellow all around in the image and the result is still spectacular.
This is a op quality macro of the Sooty Orange. Amazing sharpness & details.
Wishing a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Welcome back to the site, good to see you're active on TN again. Very nice macro, perfect composition and sharpness. Colors are a little oversaturated, at least for me... but the rest is exceptional. Congratulations, and if you celebrate it, I wish you merry Christmas.
Kind regards from Ireland, LÃ¡szlÃ³
Ciao Seyfi, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new year, ciao Silvio
Great macro of this camouflaged butterfly with its flowers,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, and details,
Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year, TFS
- [2018-01-12 23:02]
The composition is well done and the butterfly is beautiful and interesting because of its colors and pattern.
Top quality photo in my opinion.
I always like your quality ðŸ¦‹ photograph due to its excellent BG and light on subject.
Another stunning species as well as an eye catching photograph. Very good details and ðŸ‘Œ composition.
Thanks for sharing,