Pyrgus warrenensis

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 September 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Pyrgus warrenensis (NL: Alpenspikkeldikkopje /EN: Warren’s Skipper / DE: Alpen-Sonnenröschen-Würfel-Dickkopffalter, Warren-Würfelfalter / FR: Hespérie rhétique) is a species of butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is a strictly Alpine species, flying only very local from end June to mid July in the Alps of France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. This is a small skipper (wingspan 18–24 mm). The upperside forewing spots are generally very small with pale scaling in basal area and a small basal spot (or pair or spots). It prefers sheltered grassy alpine meadows with flowers.

Image: Maloja (CH) – 14/07/2012

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dang from Atlanta, United States

Usual excellent shot.

20 Sep 2012 5:18am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

superbe photo ! Un régal de bon matin.

20 Sep 2012 7:31am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Très belle cette photo.
Je ne connaissais pas ce papillon.

20 Sep 2012 10:08am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!
so beautiful colors!!!

20 Sep 2012 10:29am

marceline from tournai, Belgium

superbe macro ! parfaite..

20 Sep 2012 5:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


20 Sep 2012 11:31pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm