Flowery Breakfast

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A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.

Small Skipper caterpillars prefer Yorkshire Fog (grass) for their main food; a good reason to include the grass in your sward / garden.

A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Caption: A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Keywords: Animal, Arthropoda, Butterflies, Flower, Insect, Invertebrata, Knapweed, Natural History, Plant, Small Skipper
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Title: Flowery Breakfast

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