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Photo #8279: Lepidoptera sp.

Imago

Lepidoptera

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Base gallery. Lateral/Underside. Pinned specimen.

Photo: Igor Sakhno. Image redone at the website. Identified by: Robot

Date and time, location shooting/catching: 1976-07-00 00:00:00, Khar'kov, Berezov Mineral Waters

Photographer's comment: The underside.

Comments on this image

04.09.2015 12:51, Vasiliy Feoktistov

It doesn't take a rocket scientist. we should not tresspass upon obvious things:)

04.09.2015 12:38, Fedor Ovechkin

And wee try it the top down :) I propose to begin with Lycaenidae!

22.11.2013 2:09, Dmitry Borisyuk

Well, I was thinking like this: what similar species is a closest to Kharkov? If they don't migrate, then should interrogate the author, if he happened to visit the South Caucasus or Middle Asia when was a child ;)

21.11.2013 0:25, Eugene Karolinskiy

Everything is possible in theory... Even bear happens to fly... :) At least two things are confusing here: first, it was never noticed in the Black Sea Coast as against well-known migrants such as L. boeticus and L. pirithous, not to mention even more northern regions (please correct me If I'm ignorant), second, is this really Ch. galba? Similar to some extent, far from being sure though.

12.11.2013 2:09, Dmitry Borisyuk

Why Chilades galba couldn't really fly from the Caucasus to Kharkov?

16.07.2012 14:03, Peter Khramov

Any conclusion is needed.

12.04.2011 16:59, Igor Sakhno

I have no doubts about the label since I caught this butterfly myself, in 1976, when I was 14 and spent all the summer in Berezov Mineral Waters resort, Kharkov district. Anyway, opinions are welcome.

09.04.2011 15:18, Alexandr Zhakov

Yes, something of Euchrysops genus or Chilades, but how can it be found in Ukraine? :)

09.04.2011 13:53, Vladimir Mescheryakov

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AWRYnwy_Ts4/TAAIFAOGRbI/AAAAAAAAAG8/MOzEBrNEfJA/s1600/small+cupid.jpg.

05.04.2011 1:32, Eugene Karolinskiy

Igor, would you please say something about this butterfly? Where and who caught it, to what collection and so on.

05.04.2011 1:29, Eugene Karolinskiy

Even if it was pirithous on the photo, there still would be huge doubts about label, Imho...

05.04.2011 1:27, Eugene Karolinskiy

Hey, we're not identifying it as "what do we have similar in Europe?" ;)) The label was definitely mistaken.

05.04.2011 1:08, Alexandr Zhakov

There is no any more similar in Europe. If label was mistaken, then yes. :(

05.04.2011 0:50, Eugene Karolinskiy

Imho, this is not miracle at all, just mistaken labels (sorry to the author...). It's not pirithous. Either not Leptotes.

05.04.2011 0:07, Alexandr Zhakov

That's a miracle! It looks mostly like Leptotes pirithous and if it's so, that's really miracle!

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