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Photo #21799: Eumedonia eumedon

Male

Eumedonia eumedon

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Base gallery. Upperside. Alive insect.

Photo: Irina Nikulina. Image without retouching at the website. Identified by: Eugene Karolinskiy. Uncertain taxon

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 2011-06-18 13:40:00, Russia, Kaluzhskaya reg., Borovskiy distr.

Comments on this image

15.06.2013 17:00, Peter Khramov

Well, I transferred to inaccurate males.

14.06.2013 18:44, Irina Nikulina

Peter, I think that you can send still there on the rez discussion inaccurate Eumedonia eumedon, reviews etc. Is no longer there.

21.04.2013 20:22, Peter Khramov

Anybody say anything more? Should be moved somewhere...

18.04.2013 1:06, Eugene Karolinskiy

OK. By the way, an average eumedon is larger. Not sure where to move the photo. :) Anyway "uncertan". :)

17.04.2013 12:21, Irina Nikulina

I can't be sure that underside pics #21782 and 97 belong to this very specimen, alas. There were about 6—7 specimens on 1 sq. meter of land, 18 shots in this photo series with no eumedon underside, they look all like artaxerxes. I usually shoot both topside and underside of an each specimen, but this time I counted they turned out all alike... However Evgeny's arguments raised doubt, can be that one eumedon mingled with artaxerxes) the more, I earlier had shot male eumedon in this very place (photo #21817, just uploaded). You are to decide where to refer this photo)

17.04.2013 1:43, Alexandr Zhakov

I didn't think of such a version, Aricia eumedon :( Can't say anything sure in this situation, but Evgeny's arguments sound solid.

17.04.2013 1:03, Eugene Karolinskiy

Irina, maybe I missed something, but do you have underside pic of this very specimen? If it's pics #21797 and #21782, then no little word of eumedon. :) If these are photos of a different specimen, then this butterfly can be eumedon (and imho it really is, though can't be 100% sure):)) Eumedon and Aricia artaxerxes feed on Geranium, share the same biotopes and often fly side by side. Can't explain plainly why I reckon this specimen is eumedon :) artaxerxes usually have at least slight traces of red lunules on the hind wing topside, which you commonly can't see at all in eumedon males. Imho, they also have rather different wing shape. Alexandr's opinion on the need. :)

16.04.2013 12:21, Irina Nikulina

Evgeny, what's about underside pics #21797 and 21782 (comments)? There was clearly no white "beam" in its median spot.

16.04.2013 2:52, Eugene Karolinskiy

Male. Imho rather eumedon. :)

15.04.2013 18:50, Alexandr Zhakov This species is identified correctly.

15.04.2013 18:50, Alexandr Zhakov

Not sure about female. :)

15.04.2013 16:16, Irina Nikulina

Aricia artaxerxes female?

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