<< Previous Next >>

Thymelicus lineola

Thymelicus lineola
Photo Information
Copyright: nuri senemek (senn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K-x, CZ Macro-Planar T* f2/ 100mm ZK
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 1:04
Viewed: 1994
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Hesperiinae
Identification: Wings are brassy burnt orange; upperside of both wings with black borders and black on the outer portions of the veins. The male forewing has a narrow black stigma. A pale form (pallida) is very rare.
Wing Span: 1 - 1 1/8 inches (2.5 - 2.9 cm).
Life History: To find receptive females, males patrol grassy areas with a low meandering flight. Females lay eggs in strings on the host plant stem; the eggs overwinter and hatch the following spring. Caterpillars eat leaves and live in shelters of leaves tied together with silk. Adult skippers roost at night on grass stalks and in the morning bask with their wings at a 70 degree angle.
Flight: One brood from mid-May to mid-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Timothy (Phleum pratense) and other grasses.
Adult Food: Nectar from low-growing flowers including orange hawkweed, thistles, ox-eye daisy, fleabane, white clover, red clover, selfheal, Deptford pink, common milkweed, and swamp milkweed.
Habitat: Open grassy places including meadows, hayfields, pastures, abandoned homesteads, grassy road edges.
Conservation: Not required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Caterpillars of the European skipper can be pests on timothy grass.

source : http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Thymelicus-lineola

Miss_Piggy, Chiza, samiran88 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Ciao Nuri, great macro of lovely little butterfly on beautiful flower, nice blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-21 6:23]

Hello Nuri,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this butterfly in beautiful ligfht and warm colours. Nice matching background. Good choice of composition.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-21 14:36]

Hi Nuri,a beautiful capture in a classic pose of this small skipper,i like the warm colors of your pic,great details everywhere too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Nuri
I very much like the striped patterns on this Skipper's wings as well as the warm colours in the image as a whole. This is truly a beautiful Skipper which I have not seen before and it is different than the normal we usually see. Thanks for sharing a great macro. Best regards.

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-25 3:57]

Hello Nuri,
a professional picture of that skipper with excellent sharpness and nice colours. Well selected point of view and balanced composition.Regards Siggi

Hello Nuri
Excellent depth of field, perfect focus and detail. The background shows the skipper off very nicely.
regards yiannis

  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-12-26 9:20]

Hola Nuri, hermosa foto con un lindo fondo que contrasta con el color del insecto; me gusta el color, enfoque, manejo de la luz y la composición...felíz año nuevo...

hello Nuri.
a superb macro with great sharpness and very perfect colour.
good BG colour also.

Calibration Check