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Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 40 HS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Ruby's skippers: a collection [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-21 8:58
Viewed: 2853
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is a dorsal view of a Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus). for a side view, pls check the workshop.

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) is a butterfly which belongs to the family 'Hesperiidae', a family of skipper butterflies.

the wingspan of an adult is 4367 mm.

two broods from May-September in most of the East, a single brood to the north and west, three-four broods from February-December in the Deep South.

extreme southern Canada and most of the continental United States except the Great Basin and west Texas; northern Mexico.

adult Silver-spotted Skipper occurs in fields, gardens and at forest edges.

One interesting fact:
females lay single eggs near, not on, the caterpillars' food plants. the caterpillars must find their own way to the plants. young caterpillars fold leaves to make shelters, and older ones stick leaves together with silk.

Another interesting fact:
the Silver-spotted Skipper almost never visits yellow flowers but favors blue, red, pink, purple, and sometimes white and cream-colored ones. these include everlasting pea, common milkweed, red clover, button-bush, blazing star, and thistles.

information courtesy:
Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Ciao Ruby, great macro of lovely skipper with open wings, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful bright colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-07-21 10:48]

Hello Ruby,

I don't think we have this species in the the Northeastern part of the continent. A very fine specimen you have presented here with beautiful background & complimentary lime bokeh to enhance the earthen features of this silver highlighted skipper. Sharp focus & a choice pov make complete this pleasing composition. Very well captured & presented.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-07-21 10:56]

Hello Ruby,
A beautiful macro in excellent sharp details and nice bright colours against the blurred background. Attractive diagonal composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-21 16:17]

Hi Ruby,not easy to take a skipper whit the open wings,a great and lucky oportunity and a magnificent result whit excellent details and colors,the best way to discover the wings design of this specie,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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