small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
|Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi)
|Date Taken: 2015-07-10|
|Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-07-28 1:27|
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|The small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family.|
Small skipper (Germany 2009)
It has a rusty orange colour to the wings, upper body and the tips of the antennae. The body is silvery white below and it has a wingspan of 25–30 mm. This butterfly is very similar in appearance to the Essex skipper Thymelicus lineola. In the small skipper, the undersides of the tips of the antennae are yellow orange, whereas they are black in the Essex skipper. The black area on the lower edge of the upper wings also differs. Like the other orange 'grass skippers' the male has a distinctive black stripe made up of scent scales.
This butterfly's range includes much of Europe (East to the Urals, including Ireland, Britain and Scandinavia, and includes north Africa and the Middle East. It is typically occurring where grass has grown tall.(Wikipedia)
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nice picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
- [2015-07-28 8:07]
Wonderful sharp detailed close up of this skipper in beautiful light and colours.
Interesting image. This specie is a very popular in my region but it is difficult to take a shoot because he is flying very low.....
Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely small skipper, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2015-07-28 15:44]
Hi Siggi,the upper wing is blurred but this is a great capture very very close to the small skipper.A specie common in my country too taken in a classic pose,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano