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Carcharodus alceae

Carcharodus alceae
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Copyright: Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2093 W: 75 N: 6382] (43366)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-15 11:07
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera


Superfamily: Hesperioidea

Family: Hesperiidae

Genus: Carcharodus

Species: C. alceae

The Mallow Skipper (Carcharodus alceae) is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is found in Southern and Central Europe, northern Africa, and in Central Asia. The butterfly prefers warm and stony areas to settle on. It gets its nectar from herbaceous plants. Mallow Skippers lay their eggs on different species of Mallow. The butterfly flies from April to October depending on the location. The larvae feed on Malva sylvestris and Althaea officinalis

Lunghezza ala anteriore: 11 -16 mm
Distribuzione in Italia: Tutta Italia isole comprese.
Habitat: specie xerofila, si rinviene nei prati e nelle radure dalla pianura sino al piano montano sino a 1400 metri s.l.m.
Generazioni annuali: tre, con sfarfallamento in aprile - giugno e agosto. Due sole nelle regioni pių fredde e nelle zone montuose.
Piante nutrici: Alcea rosea - Althea cannabina - Althea officinalis - Malva sylvestris.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-15 11:10]

Hello Roberto,
A macro in amazing sharpness and details. Awesome to see all these fine markings. Taken in splendid light and colours. Good DOF and a fine centered composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-15 11:48]
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Ciao Roby,questo l'ho visto ma mi č scappato,cattura raffinatissima,dettagli strabilianti,davvero impeccabile,degna della nostra amica Adelia..ehehe...buona serata,Luciano

Great shot and super sharpness picture
i like this shot Roberto

thanks greeting lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-04-15 18:57]

Hello Roberto,
What a cute little skipper with rather intricately shaped wings. The markings are very beautiful and the pattern I'm sure makes it quite camouflaged when perched on a tree. Outstanding quality in ever manner and a pleasure to view. Great shot!!

it looks so good,
amazing sharpness and details......
a new brand...

Hello Mr.Roberto,
Excellent detailed picture of this Skipper.Patterns on body is really attractive.Good sharpness and light.Like this Skipper surrounded by green.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Roberto,
I missed some of your photos.....I was very busy in the last months. As I see you post a splendid photo with perfect focus and lovely colors. Excellent contrast and fantastic sharp details. I love contras tagainst the green colors of the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Roberto, deliziosa piccoletta, favolosi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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