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Ochlodes sylvanus

Ochlodes sylvanus
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 89 N: 15271] (63916)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2009-08-25
Kategorie: Insects
Naświetlenie: f/4, 1/500 sekund
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Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Temat(y): Skippers II [view contributor(s)]
Dodano: 2009-09-21 4:14
Oglądane: 2651
Ulubione: 1 [Widok]
Punkty: 56
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Superfamily: Hesperioidea

Family: Hesperiidae

Subfamily: Hesperiinae

Genus: Ochlodes

Species: O. sylvanus

The Large Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus) is a butterfly of the Hesperiidae family, which occurs throughout Europe. It was long known as Ochlodes venata, but this is a Far Eastern relative. There is still some dispute whether this species should be considered a distinct species or included in O. venata as a subspecies.
This butterfly's range extends throughout Europe to northern Asia, China and Japan. In the British Isles it occurs in England, Wales, and south western Scotland. Although called 'Large' this is still a relatively small butterfly and not much larger than either the Small or Essex Skippers. The faint chequered pattern on both the upperside and underside help to distinguish the Large Skipper from these two orange Skippers. It can be found anywhere where wild grasses are allowed to grow tall. Hedgerows, woodland clearings and edges are favourites. An active little butterfly in sunny weather it is attracted to various flowers but has a distinct liking for Bramble flowers.
Eggs are laid singly on the underside of foodplant leaves and hatch after about two weeks. They are normally laid on Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata but they will occasionally use Purple Moor-grass Molinia caerulea, False Brome Brachypodium sylvaticum, Tor-grass B. pinnatum and Wood Small-reed Calamagrostis epigejos. On hatching the larvae construct a shelter in the usual skipper method of curling a leaf up with silk and begins to feed. It hibernates as a half-grown caterpillar and emerges in the spring to continue feeding and growing. The caterpillar has a large blackish-brown head with a dark line down its back and a yellow stripe along each side. Pupation lasts about three weeks during May and June and the adults are present from June to August. It is the first of the 'grass skippers' to emerge in the UK. In northern Europe the butterflies have a single brood, but in the south they may have up to three broods.

Ochlodes sylvanus(venatus)
Dimensioni: 28-30 mm. Descrizione: farfalla di colore bruno-arancio vivace. La femmina č caratterizzata da una colorazione delle ali piů scura con macchie gialle quadrangolari, mentre, il maschio č riconoscibile per una striatura ,sul dorso delle ali anteriori, detta linea androconiale. Il rovescio delle ali, in ambo i sessi, č chiaro con leggere sfumature verdognole. Tipica la posizione di riposo con le ali anteriori sollevate ad angolo. Le antenne terminano con un uncino. Puň essere confusa con Hesperia comma ma quest’ultima presenta macchie argentee sul rovescio delle ali posteriori. Distribuzione e habitat: diffusa nell’Italia continentale e Sicilia. Frequenta svariati ambienti dalla pianura, dove č piů comune, fino a 2000 metri in montagna (in quota č spesso piů piccola e scura). Periodo di attivitŕ: gli adulti volano tra maggio e settembre.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-21 4:17]

Wonderful skipper today, great colored details, lovely capture.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-21 4:24]

Excellent photo with great colors and details!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-09-21 4:33]

Hello Luciano
Nice composition, excellent details and perfect focus. Well done

Ciao Luciano! Perfectn macro, ideal texture, very good contrast and sharp. Nice natural light and colours. Very good exposure. Good luck!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40568)
  • [2009-09-21 4:41]

Bonjour Luciano,
Trčs belle cette image d'Ochlodes venatus! Un papillon que je vois souvent aussi. Une netteté exemplaire et une trčs belle composition de l'image. Un bon cadrage aussi. Bravo!
Une belle journée

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-21 4:45]

Slav Lűcîano,
An excellent sharpness photo of this skipper in nice pose.The colours and details are perfect.Great POV.Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-09-21 4:53]

Hello Luciano,
Another fantastic sharp detailed photo in a very beautiful composition and splendid natural colours. Great dark OOF BG.

Ciao Luciano. Ciao Luciano. Il soggetto č comune la foto no. Una delle tue migliori, in assoluto. Oltre la lode oggi.


Ciao Luciano, bella piccoletta nitidamente ripresa, eh stavolta č anche giovincella, bella composizione con il delizioso fiore, piacevole il contrasto con lo sfondo verde scuro, ottima, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano,
splendida immagine di Ochlodes venatus di cui si percepiscono solo in trasparenza le caratteristiche macchie, ottima nitidezza e bellissimi colori, mi piace molto anche il fiore in primo piano su cui ho fotografato in passato qualche farfalla, quest'anno ho scelto altri fiori o forse le farfalle hanno scelto per me.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hallo Luciano
This is a real beautiful image, not just because of the lovely colour selection but also because to the fine composition. The details of this dainty looking butterfly displays well and is clearly seen. The hairiness is really a show off. Super image, and always a pleasure stopping by. Thanks for sharing. Best regards

I am too weary today to translate..is this the Skipper? it certainly looks as if it is..and if not then it has a good design for Halloween. well taken Luciano...as are most of yours...and well it should be that your mechnics are perfect..as you have done this for such a longtime. It is time to graduate soon!

hello Luciano
this is SUPER!!!!!
so good sharpness and very good LIGHT
beautiful colours with good details
greeting lou

Hello Luciano,

An excellent macro with beautiful colors, sharpness & fine details. Lovely POV, pose & BG. Well done & TFS.



hello Luciano
wonderful composition,colors and details on top,wonderful macro photo
TFS thanks for sharing

hello Luciano

each time i see photos from your new Sony HX1 i am loving,
another excellent photo with superb focus great sharpness
and details, fine POV, DOF, beautiful luminosity, TFS


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-21 10:20]

Hello luciano,
Great sharp skipper against dark BG lookout very wonderfully. very good close up.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Luciano
Une vue trčs réussie : les teintes et la lumičre sont superbes
Merci amitiés

Ciao Luciano,
Une photo fantastique! J'aime beaucoup la composition, avec l'arričre plan vert sombre, les fleurs, la position dynamique de l'Ochlodes et la netteté impeccable, y compris la trompe immense. Un superbe travail! Bravo,

bonjour Luciano
merveilleuse image de cette sylvainen train de butiner sur cette jolie fleur
la neteté est superbe, la texture de ses ailes, les poils de son corps et son oeil angulaire sont clairs et nets
j'aime aussi la luminosité et les couleurs naturels

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-21 17:47]

Hi Luciano,

A wonderful Skipper posing so well on the pretty flowers. An excellent macro with supersharp details and marvelous natural colors. A beautiful setting and a superb composition.


Ciao Luciano,

Mamma mia!, perfette nei minimi dettagli e di luce! ... Non c'č molto da dire, questa immagine č "piena", č leggero, ha bei dettagli, la composizione č perfetta, ed č il movimento. Congratulazioni!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2009-09-22 2:04]

Hi Luciano,
such a lovely capture to see the insect grappling sticking onto the flowers.
with such a sharpness this shot could never be denied of ots speciality and beauty.
Excellent presentation with the pinkish flower giving emphasis to the existing splendid composition.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-09-22 7:25]

Hello Luciano.
Beautifull close-up.
Focus and exposure are perfect. I love the soft lighting and the shallow DOF. The butterfly detach beautifully against the BG.
Excellent work and TFS.Best regards Siggi

Impresionante luz Luciano; una fotografía de mucha calidad. Magnífico encuadre y pose del insecto captada oportunamente.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2009-09-22 10:09]

Hello Luciano, This is a nice shot and it appears and looks to me that it is likely to lay some egg. The composition is very nice. ganesh

questa invece e un ottima composizione
con lo skipper ben delineato e focalizzato
dettagli e definizione perfetti

ciao e buon mercoledi' di campionato

ciao Luciano
what a great close-up for beautiful Skipper with sharp details, superb colors under good lighting. POV and composition also great. thanks for sharing, best wishes,

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