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Cogia calchas

Cogia calchas
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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: 2014-12-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-23 12:15
Viewed: 2009
Points: 22
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Mimosa Skipper
Cogia calchas (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Identification: Forewings are elongated. Upperside is dark brown; forewing with 3-4 very small white dots near the apex, and sometimes an indistinct white spot at the center of the leading edge. Underside is dark brown; hindwing has a gray anal fold and pale wavy lines.
Wing Span: 1 3/16 - 1 3/4 inches (3 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: To seek females males perch in grassy open areas. Females deposit eggs singly on the host plant. Caterpillars feed on leaves and live in shelters of rolled or tied leaves.
Flight: Three broods from March-November in South Texas; throughout the year in Mexico and Central America.
Caterpillar Hosts: Mimosa pigra, Indigofera, Malicia, and Schrankia; all in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Creeks, canals, oxbow lakes, fields, city flower gardens.
Range:Brazil, Argentina north through Central America and Mexico to South Texas.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-23 14:41]
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Hello Luciano,
Great close-up shot of this beautiful skipper. Maybe an f/7 aperture would have brought both antenna into sharp focus, but still a wonderful presentation just as it is. You clearly show the intricate patterned markings and earth toned colors on it's outside wings. You could not ask for any better exposure and the overall composition is very eye pleasing.
You have now made me curious as to what it looks like with opened wings, I will have to check it out on the web:) Well done!!

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-23 18:52]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent picture as usual. Awesome sharpness and details. The POV is perfect, so is the composition.
Thanks for the share,

Salam dear Luciano,

handsome shot from this good looking butterfly :)

the POV and sharpness and colours are really perfect as alawys,

good job and many Thanks!

Dio sia con te amico , Amen! ***

Hello Luciano,
Great macro, excellent sharpness, very easy to see the details of a butterfly. He poses beautifully.

hallo Luciano
Great sharpness picture with nice details and beautiful colours and light
thanks gr lou

Hello Luciano - Beautiful captured of this Mimosa Skipper. A new species to me. Well details with sharp focus on its eye. Colors on wing is really natural and splendid. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

Hi Luciabo,
a perfect details! bravo!
has aconsseguit una supe nitideça

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful flash-handling and control again, and you got wonderful colors also. Composition's nice, too, and I love the full eye contact. :-) Perfectly exposed, spectacular image. Bravo.
Best regards, László
PS: I, too, checked out this species with open wings on the net. Hm... not so bad... :-)

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Cogia calchas. La bonne luminoaité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Luciano!
A very nice shot of this skipper in very good sharpness and nice details. Taken from a fine lower point of view with an intelligent use of flash. A very nice composition overall. Thanks you for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this skipper, from fine POV and great DOF,
excellent light, focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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