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Small Cabbage White for *norenastramus*


Small Cabbage White for *norenastramus*
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 3 N: 3088] (10784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Arthropods from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-24 15:27
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pieris (=Artogeia) rapae (Small White) [in Turk. Küçük Beyaz Melek, Küçük Lahana Kelebeği]

I would like to dedicate this beautiful butterfly’s shot to one of our beloved friend from Turkey, H. Ayhan (norenastramus) for his kind interest to my captures. Hoping you can like this my friend! I wish you all the best!

TFL!
Cheers,


Bayram

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It is a small- to mid-sized butterfly species of the Yellows-and-Whites family Pieridae, with a wingspan of 35-50 mm. It is also commonly known as the Small Cabbage White. The names "Cabbage Butterfly" and "Cabbage White" can also refer to the Large White (Pieris brassicae).

The upperside ground colour of the male is white. Forewing with a black apex and two black marks in the postdiscal area (the lower is very faint and hardly noticeoble). On the hindwing there is only a single, small black costal spot. The forewing underside ground colour is white with a yellowish apex and two small, black postdiscal spots. Hindwing underside ground colour is light yellow with a light suffusion of black scales.
The female is similar to the male but the black markings on the upperside are larger and more pronounced. The yellow colour and light suffusion of black scales are much more intense in winter and early spring broods, while the black markings on the upperside are much fainter and are sometimes barely visible.,

It is widespread across Europe, North Africa and Asia and has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where they have become pests on cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.. In Cyprus it flies throughout the year in successive, overlapping generations. All the immature stages have been found during the winter months. The mild climate and plethora of larval host-plants appear to encourage this species to breed throughout the winter. The larval host-plants are Sinapis alba (White Mustard) and various other plants of the Cruciferae family. In the summer and autumn it has been observed ovipositing on Capparis spinosa (Caper).

One of the most common of butterflies found throughout Cyprus. It is seen in every type of habitat from sea level to the highest point of the Island. Often collects in large numbers near irrigated areas where its larval host-plants thrive throughout the year.

References:

1. Makris, C. (2003). Butterflies of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. 329 pp.
2. Baytaş, A. (2008). Türkiye’nin Kelebekleri Doğa Rehberi. NTV yayınları, Doğuş Grubu İletişim Yayıncılık ve Ticaret A.Ş., Istanbul, 222 s.
3. Tolman, T.(2008).Collins Butterfly Guide of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., London,. 384 pp.

tsesler, boomcat, burak28, neusser0204, Fortuna, denizler, zulfu, norenastramus, ayse51 has marked this note useful
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Günaydın Bayram Bey,
ben lahana kelebeği adını daha çok beğendim;)
yaprakları pardon;) kanatları lahanaya pek benziyor gerçekten,
harika ışık altında gözalıcı bir çalışma olmuş,
ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık,
selamlar,
Taner

Selam Bayram,
Very beautiful macro shot, excellent POV and also the focus, perfec clarity, well done & TFS.
Regards
Atri

hello Bayram,

nice shot in soft colour here.. again a beautiful one.. well taken and lovely contribution to our friend, Sea.. tfs..

regards, terry

Yine muhteşemsin Bayram Hocam
Bu ne güzellik
Bu ne renk uyumu
Şiir gibi bir çalışma olmuş
Elinize sağlık
Kertenkelenin yaşam alanı için söylediklerim için kusura bakmayın, bu kadar farklı türü görüntülemek için müthiş bir çaba gerekir diye düşünmüştüm, yani en azından benim için imkansız
Burak

Merhaba Bayram hoca,
Doğa dan renkli ışıklı muhteşem bir macro...
Hilmi için güzel bir armağan. Kutlarım..
Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.seyfettin Güner

Hello Bayram,
lovely butterfly,the contrast between flower and butterfly is excellent.
Really good background, enhances this image well. The details are clear, sharp and well defined.very good work!
Regards Siegfried

Ciao Bayram, fantastic composition with elegant butterfly and beautiful flower, wonderful light and splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bayram,

I just love you nature shots and always so educative notes. After all those city stress and my, almost always darky PP works, this is one of the places where I am coming to relax and refresh my mind!

All the best!
David

Hello Bayram,

beautiful gift with soft colors and very good light!
Congratulations and TFS.
Sergio

Selamlar Bayram Bey,
Mükemmel tonlarda nefis bir Detay çalışması.Kutlarım.Ellerinize sağlık.
İyi Geceler,
Deniz:)

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 150 W: 0 N: 7] (44)
  • [2008-11-25 14:03]

Selam Bayram hocam. Bence TN'e yüklediğinizden çok daha mükemmel bir kare bu. Elinize sağlık.
Mehmet

Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Yine müthiş güzellikte bir kelebek makrosu paylaşmısınız.Işık, renk ve detaylar enfes.Elinize sağlık.
Selamlar,

hAyAti

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-26 12:22]
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merhaba Bayram bey...
Ayhan arkadaşımıza güzel bir armağan...
güzel bir çalışma, harika renk ve netlik...eline sağlık..
selamlar

Merhaba bayram Hocam.
özür dilerim dün ve bugün bunu göremedim.
Çok teşekkürler Hocam bu harika hediye için.
Nefis renkler ve harika makro.Ellerine Emegine saglık.İyi akşamlar
Selamlar
H.Ayhan

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