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Ochlodes sylvanus


Ochlodes sylvanus
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2098 W: 77 N: 6371] (43266)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2010-09-01
Categorías: Insects
Cámara: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2010-09-06 4:57
Vista: 1909
Puntos: 30
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Hesperioidea

Family: Hesperiidae

Subfamily: Hesperiinae

Genus: Ochlodes

Species: O. sylvanus

The Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family, which occurs throughout Europe. It was long known as Ochlodes venata, but this is a Far Eastern relative. There is still some dispute whether this species should be considered a distinct species or included in O. venata as a subspecies. This butterfly's range extends throughout Europe to northern Asia, China and Japan. In the British Isles it occurs in England, Wales, and south western Scotland. Although called 'Large' this is still a relatively small butterfly and not much larger than either the Small or Essex Skippers. The faint chequered pattern on both the upperside and underside help to distinguish the Large Skipper from these two orange Skippers. It can be found anywhere where wild grasses are allowed to grow tall. Hedgerows, woodland clearings and edges are favourites. An active little butterfly in sunny weather it is attracted to various flowers but has a distinct liking for Bramble flowers. Eggs are laid singly on the underside of foodplant leaves and hatch after about two weeks. They are normally laid on Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata but they will occasionally use Purple Moor-grass Molinia caerulea, False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum, Tor-grass B. pinnatum and Wood Small-reed Calamagrostis epigejos. On hatching the larvae construct a shelter in the usual skipper method of curling a leaf up with silk and begins to feed. It hibernates as a half-grown caterpillar and emerges in the spring to continue feeding and growing. The caterpillar has a large blackish-brown head with a dark line down its back and a yellow stripe along each side. Pupation lasts about three weeks during May and June and the adults are present from June to August. It is the first of the 'grass skippers' to emerge in the UK. In northern Europe the butterflies have a single brood, but in the south they may have up to three broods.


Dimensioni: 28-30 mm. Descrizione: farfalla di colore bruno-arancio vivace. La femmina è caratterizzata da una colorazione delle ali più scura con macchie gialle quadrangolari, mentre, il maschio è riconoscibile per una striatura ,sul dorso delle ali anteriori, detta linea androconiale. Il rovescio delle ali, in ambo i sessi, è chiaro con leggere sfumature verdognole. Tipica la posizione di riposo con le ali anteriori sollevate ad angolo. Le antenne terminano con un uncino. Può essere confusa con Hesperia comma ma quest’ultima presenta macchie argentee sul rovescio delle ali posteriori. Distribuzione e habitat: diffusa nell’Italia continentale e Sicilia. Frequenta svariati ambienti dalla pianura, dove è più comune, fino a 2000 metri in montagna (in quota è spesso più piccola e scura). Periodo di attività: gli adulti volano tra maggio e settembre.

da: www.linnea.it

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-06 6:57]

Hi,
Excellent composition and viewpoint, the lighting is good and so are the colors for this lovely skipper. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5076 W: 88 N: 13834] (57125)
  • [2010-09-06 8:01]

Ammazza che nitidezza,che brillantezza e che colori quasi metallici,sembra uno Swarowsky!Messa a fuoco ineceppebile,e poi la presa da sopra e'sempre piu' complicata da gestire rispetto a quella laterale...bravissimo,buona serata,LUCIANO

Ciao Roberto, comunissima dalle nostre parti, ormai mi faccio pagare per farle le foto, però il tutto è riscattato da una splendida qualità e dall'insolito POV, magnifiche le ombre, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5087 W: 260 N: 15584] (50590)
  • [2010-09-06 9:22]

Ciao Roberto,
A superb macro of a male second generation O. sylvanus. The dorsal POV shows its features with excellent sharpness, great DOF and natural colours with the leaf that it is resting on making a fine BG.
Thanks and have a good week,
Ivan

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 27 N: 3887] (16939)
  • [2010-09-06 10:09]

Hello Roberto
Excellent capture and presentation
Regards
Razvan

Hello Roberto, realy beautifully coloured skipper and its excellent macro shot.
TFS and regards,
Bahadır

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4966 W: 173 N: 12487] (45859)
  • [2010-09-06 11:11]

Hello Roberto,
Great photo in a very pleasing composition, good sharpness, details and very beautiful bright colours. Excellent DOF.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Grande Roberto,
ma quante sono le specie di farfalle che hai fotografato fino a oggi?
Grande foto , eccellente
Complimenti
Ciao Vanni

Ciao Roberto
Questa vista del disopra tanto perpendicolare è una molto bella riuscita.
Amo molto il risultato,
grazie
amicizie
Laurent

hello Roberto
super good sharpness and a nice pose to see this one very good
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3060 W: 108 N: 12171] (51056)
  • [2010-09-06 13:27]

Hello Roberto,
fantastic picture of the Large Skipper from an excellent POV with superb sharpness.Marvellous colours in a nice composition.Best regards Siggi

Hola Roberto

Muy buena composición de esta polilla con esos tonos brillantes en sus alas estupendas, una imagen perfectamente compensada, y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Roberto,
Very nice picture of this skipper with fine details, excellent sharpness and good composition. I also like the colours of the picture.
Regards,
Mircea

A beautiful composition, Roberto.
The Skipper is in sharp focus and the leaf too adds to the compositions' beauty.
Bravo!
Goldy

Good Morning MF ABC,

Stunning and flawless macro of a skipper beauty from excellent POV with great details, great DOF and delightful composition.
TFS and Have a nice day!
Cheers,

Bayram

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