|Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat)
|Date Taken: 2018-06-27|
|Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-07-08 12:05|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The large skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.
t was long known as Ochlodes venatus, 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. venatus as a subspecies. Under ICZN rules the specific name, originally proposed as Papilio sylvanus, is invalid as a homonym (of the butterfly now called Anthene sylvanus), but it has been conserved by an ICZN commission decision in 2000.
This species occurs throughout Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone (northern Asia, China and Japan) and in the Nearctic realm. In the British Isles it occurs in England, Wales, and south western Scotland.It can be found anywhere where wild grasses are allowed to grow tall. Hedgerows, woodland clearings and edges are favourites.
Ochlodes sylvanus has a wingspan of 28–32 mm. Although called "large" this is still a relatively small butterfly and not much larger than either the small or Essex skippers. The body is rather squat. The antennae are hooked at their tips. The upperside of the wings is orange-brown with a brown border and some lighter spots. The underside of the hindwings is greenish-yellow, marked with sparse yellow spots. The male has a broad scented androconial dark line across the top of the forewings. On the hindwings of the females there are brighter square marks. When the wings are opened, the forewings are obliquely folded, masking the hindwings.The faint chequered pattern on both the upperside and underside, and also the hook-shaped antenna tips, help to distinguish the large skipper from these two orange skippers. The Lulworth skipper also has patterned wings, but does not have the hooked antennae.
The caterpillar can reach a length of 28 millimetres (1.1 in). It has a large blackish-brown head and a bluish green body, with a dark line down its back and a yellow stripe along each side.In northern Europe these butterflies have a single brood, but in the south they may have up to three broods.
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What professional details and warm colours and excellent poster again well done LUCIANO GOLLINI
- [2018-07-09 8:13]
Very close that each and every detail are exposed, warm colours and perfect compo, nice shot.
une magnifique macro de profil,
détails et couleurs bien visibles. Bonne qualité de la netteté.
Bien vu avec l'ombre projetée sur la feuille.
La présentation est idéale. Elle permet de voir les détails du papillon Sylvaine. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.
Ciao Luciano, bella skipper, io queste proprio non le distinguo, gran macro con ottima nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio