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Pieris krueperi

Pieris krueperi
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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: 2019-09-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D850, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, HOYA HD UV 72 mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-10 6:23
Viewed: 478
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude : 836 meters
Pieris krueperi, Staudinger , 1860
Common Name: The Krueper's Small White

Turkish Name: Krüper`in Beyaz Melek Kelebeği

Distribution in Turkey: Western and Southern Anatolia. Eastern and Southern Anatolia and Northern Anatolia.

Distribution in the world: The Krueper's Small White is North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Samos, Asia Minor to North Syria, Armenia and Iran, Baluchistan, the Kopet-Dagh and from to Central Asia.

Living Area: Steep rocky, flower-rich slopes. The habitat consists arid areas with scanty vegetation up to 2,500 meters in the mountains.

Flight time: Adults are on wing from April to September in two or three generations per year.

Food Plants of the caterpillar: The caterpillar is feed on Alyssum (including Alyssum montanum) and Aurinia species.

Description-Notes: Typical area," Arkanania " Greece. Pieris krueperi, the Krueper's small white, is a butterfly in the family Pieridae. It is a rare species. sexes are white, with black triangular marks along forewing outer margin and another somewhat triangular spot at costal margin these markings are more prominent on females. Forewing has a large round black postmedian spot. In Spring brood , hindwing is mostly green, except for outer one-third ; in Summer broods it is entirely white or pale yellowsh green. In all broods, note the greenish triangular marking at forewing costal margin

Wingspan: 46-54 mm long.

Origin of name: "Dr. Krueper" - Theobald Krupper (1829-1899), a collector who collected lepidopterans in Greece and Turkey, a collector of the type series (Nekrutenko, 1990). Belyanka Famil

Endangerment factors : Excessive grazing with mining and tourism infrastructures ..

Similar Species:
• Large White – Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)
• Mountain Small White – Pieris ergane (Geyer, 1828)
• Southern Small White– Pieris mannii (Mayer, 1851)
• Small White– Pieris rapae (Linnaeus, 1758)

1. Baytas A., 2007. A field guide to the butterflies of Turkey, NTV Yayinlari, Istanbul.28 pp.
2. Heiner Ziegler:
3. Butterflies Watching & Photography Society in Turkey : http://www.adamerkelebek.org/IcerikDetay.asp?IcerikKatId=9&TurId=262&dil=TR
4.Anonymous Butterflies of Turkey:
http://www.trakel.org/kelebekler/[email protected]&tur=Kr%C3%BCper`in%20Beyazmele%C4%9Fi
5. inaturalist:
6. Lepidoptera Caucasi:


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-10-10 22:25]

nefis olmuş,elinize sağlık..

Beautiful macro! Sharp, well exposed with great detail. WD.

A great BG and mes en scene "by harmonies" of colours indeed, a very artistic work
well done SEYFI KARMAN

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-10-11 7:33]

Beautiful, there left nothing to critique on as the sharpness is excellent also the composition and frame, well done and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-10-11 13:55]

Hi Seyfi,another wonderful surprise in your gallery,a pieridae that i never seen and heard before too,very very nice with most yellow parts,grea capture made in the best exposure and sharpness! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Merhaba Seyfi bey,
Fantastic macro, the details on the wings are tack sharp and the off-centered composition is pleasant to look at. Perfect exposure even in harsh lights, and nice white balance settings as well. Background's a little noisy, but the image itself is lovely overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Seyfi,

The flowers are helping to frame the insect. The point of view is showing the details of the Pieris krueperi butterfly. The light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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