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Carcharodus alceae

Carcharodus alceae
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-04-28 16:08
Viewed: 522
Points: 14
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Hesperiidae
Genus: Carcharodus
Species:C. alceae

Carcharodus alceae, the mallow skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. The scientific Latin species name alceae refers to the host plants Althaea, which, in turn, are named after the ancient Greek poet Alcaeus of Mytilene.This widespread and common species can be found in most of southern and central Europe, in northern Africa (Morocco east to Tunisia and Libya), in the Middle East, in Asia Minor, the Caucasus, in northern India, in the Middle and Central Asia, in the western Himalayas and in the south of Western Siberia.Carcharodus alceae has a wingspan of 28–32 mm. The background color of the forewings is pinkish brown, with approximately square brown markings, short, white transverse stripes running from the edge and clear patches on the discal area. Hindwings are brownish or grey-brown, with some prominent brighter spots on the underside. Males are without hair tuft on forewings underside. Antennae have cherry brown tips.
The eggs are yellowish and hemispherical and the surface is covered with elongated warts, connected each other with low ribs. The egg has a prickly appearance. In the course of the development they turn red. The caterpillars can reach a length of about 23 millimetres (0.91 in). They are dark gray, covered with small white dots and short, white hairs. The head is black with yellow spots, separated by black stripes. Other info on Wikipedia.

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Excellent capture of the Skipper with open wings, Luciano.
Exceptionally sharp image with natural colours.

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  • gothy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 2] (254)
  • [2018-04-29 1:57]

Bonjour Luciano
Grace a vous je peux enfin mettre un nom sur ce papillon que j'ai photographié un jour.
Belle capture de ses ailes bien déployées ce qui permet d'admirer ce papillon dans son intégralité.
Merci pour le partage
bon dimanche

Ciao Luciano, bella piccoletta, non molto appariscente ma interessante, qualità super come al solito, dettagli strepitosi, magnifica nitidezza e splendidi colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
PS quest'anno vola pochissima roba dalle mie parti...

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Hespérie de l'alcée. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Hi Luciano,
Beautiful exposure as always from you, with great colors, contrast and also depth. Nice details on the wings and on the leaf as well. There's a little background noise, but only a touch, indeed. I like the photo, and learned something new from it as - common in Europe or not - I didn't know this species previously. Thanks.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

ciao Luciano
Une très belle prise, bon cadrage.
On peu apprécier les détails et la vue sur les ailes ouvertes.

Hello Luciano,
Nice to see this Skipper in such well composed shot. Perfect exposure and beautiful light. Details look good too. Eyes are well focused and detailed too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and keep shooting ☺

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