De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Acleros mackenii

Macken's Dart.
A characteristic brown and white Hesperid, but small and fast so possibly often overlooked. We found this one in our garden, feeding on a polygala.
It is the only Acleros sp. in our region. The genus was established by Mabille 1886, the TS from his own Cyclopides leucopyga (literaly white bottom as in this sp.)
I think the colours have an attraction of their own.

I have added some more pictures, the bottom one being a somewhat comical wing twitch in response to the pre-flash. (The flower is our weed the Common Black-jack, Bidens pilosa.)


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