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Pyrgus armoricanus


Pyrgus armoricanus
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Copyright: Melania Marchi (ikonta) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 16 N: 172] (732)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 2:14
Viewed: 3413
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pyrgus armoricanus
(Oberthür, 1910)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Hesperioidea
Family: Hesperiidae
Subfamily: Pyrginae
Genus: Pyrgus
Species: P. armoricanus

berthür's Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus armoricanus) is a species of skipper (family Hesperiidae). It is found throughout Europe although it is commoner in the south and absent from the British Isles and most of Scandinavia.

Like all Pyrgus species, this can be very difficult to identify in the field. It has a wingspan of 24-28 mm and the upperside of the forewings are often noticeably darker brown than other Pyrgus species, especially when fresh, with clear white markings. It resembles some smaller races of Large Grizzled Skipper (P alveus) but can usually be recognized by the pale reddish brown colour of the under hindwings with a large pale central spot. P. armoricanus flies in May and June with a second generation in the south of the range in August and September. Adults of this second generation are usually smaller than those of the first.

The larva feeds on Potentilla species and Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca).

The species is named after the French entomologist Charles Oberthür (1845-1924) who originally described it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberth%C3%BCr%27s_Grizzled_Skipper

Pyrgus armoricanus
Famiglia: Esperiidi (Hesperiidae)
sottofamiglia: Pirgini

Farfalla di piccole dimensioni, la lunghezza dell'ala anteriore misura circa 24-28 mm.
Le ali sono di colore bruno scuro, quelle anteriori presentano spazi bianchi evidenti.
Sul rovescio, le ali posteriori sono di colore bruno poco uniforme con nervature e spazi bianchi più chiari.
In riposo mantiene le ali anteriori verticali e quelle posteriori, orizzontali.
E' diffusa in tutta l'Italia in diversi ambienti dalla pianura alla montagna, fino a 1200 m di quota.
Il bruco si nutre della Fragola e della Potentilla.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-26 2:28]

Ciao Melania,
A superb macro of P. armoricanus resting in the closed wing position. The underside of the wings is shown with excellent sharpness and natural colours, not often seen of any Pyrgus species, including armoricanus.
The pleasing composition and clean BG add to the high quality of this image.
Thanks and best regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

Ciao Melania,
questa piccola farfalla dalle mie parti non l'ho ancora vista, grazie per averla pubblicata.
La foto è ben fatta, mi piace molto il POV, ottimo il dettaglio e la resa dei colori, bene anche la profondità di campo nonostante f/7.1
Complimenti e brava.

Ciao
Davide

Ciao Melania, grande foto, dettagli, composizione, luce, e sfondo tutto perfetto e di gran qualità, veramente un piccolo capolavoro. BRAVA. Un saluto Paolo

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-26 4:38]

Hi Melania
What a perfect,perfect skipper!
Very sharp details and fantastic colors.
Lovely blurred BG.
Congratulation for this beauty!
Horia
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Ciao Melania, niente da dire sei proprio brava, macro di gran livello, magnifici dettagli e splendida notidezza, belli i colori naturali, piacevole lo sfondo omogeneo, complimenti, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-26 6:42]

Hi,
Very cute and lovely skipper with great colors, captured beautifully. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-26 6:58]

Hello Melania,
Excellent photo in superb sharpness and details. Very beautiful contrasting colours with a perfect plain BG. Great POV, DOF and composition. Good quality!
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-26 8:52]

Ciao Melania,con una luce cosi' bassa hai fatto un capolavoro considerando anche le dimensioni dello skipper..perfetta in tutti i sensi..buona serata! Luciano

Hello Melania,
Another great capture with outstanding details and exceptional colours.
Congratulation!
Marius.

Hello Melania,

an very good macro shot with exellent sharpness, dof and egally bg.
Fine colours.

Gert

Hola Melania

Que perfecta imagen, con esos colores armoniosas y excelentes, una perfecta composición que has conseguido y perfecta nitidez. Verdaderamente una imagen muy bonita. Felicidades.

Un saludo de Antonio. Ah y gracias por el comentario.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-26 13:33]

Hallo Melania,
Superb macro capture of a beautiful butterfly with superb details!Great colors with wonderful sharpness and caught from a nice POV. The colors are wonderful and they are perfectly natural.Exceptionally well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Melania,
altra macro dall'elevata qualità tecnica e meravigliosa sul piano compositivo, complimenti anche per l'identificazione, estremamente, almeno per me, difficili da identificare, nei Pyrgus forse è più facile arrivarci per esclusione in base alla zona di cattura.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Maurizio

Hi Melania,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Berthür's Grizzled Skipper. Very good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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