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|Thymelicus acteon (Rottemburg, 1775)|
Common name : Lullworth skipper
Thymelicus acteon (24-28mm wing span)is a skipper very common in Crete. This is a female. Females being larger than males, the Lulworth Skipper is a small butterfly, the smallest member of the Thymelicus genus in Europe. Like many other skippers, the rapid flight of this butterfly makes it difficult to track when darting between flowers, favourite nectar sources including Thistles and Marjoram. Sunny conditions are needed to see this butterfly, since the species is inactive in dull weather. There is a preference for taller plants. When a suitable opening in the furled sheath is found, she will lay up to 15 eggs inside, with 5 or 6 being typical.
There are two flight periods in Crete.This is a species that has responded dramatically to climate change, with many books showing flight periods that no longer apply.
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- [2018-04-29 5:37]
Hi Nikos,a skipper for you too today in the gallery of TN. 2 beautiful pics showing the 2 sides of this acteon in an excellent way,good sharpness and bright colors,well done! Have a nice SUnday and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely skipper on beautiful flower, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
une magnifique composition, bon cadrage et bon rendu des couleurs
Beautiful picture of the Skipper. Perfect and nice background. Good details and well composition to me. Although I like your WS picture more than this one.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend ðŸ™‚