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Argina astrea

Argina astrea
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-14 12:28
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Points: 44
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Argina
Species:A. astrea

The Crotalaria pod borer (Argina astrea) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found in eastern Africa, southern Asia and Indo-Australia, including the Pacific Islands and Australia. The species prefers secondary habitats ranging from the lowlands to the montane region.
The wingspan is about 40 mm. The species is extremely variable in wingpattern as well as ground colour.
The larvae feed on Crotalaria species.

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Ciao Luciano, congratulazioni per la splendida prima, meriti 500 punti solo per aver trovato il nome, gran macro, ottimi dettagli e splendidi colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Boa tarde Luciano,
A fantastic capture of this pretty moth.
Clear, clean and excellent managment of lightness.
I do like this post.

Hello Luciano

Congratulations for this first time on TN,
the light is very beautiful, with great DOF,
superb focus, sharpness, and details,
and specially great contrast of the color tones, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-14 17:03]

Hello Luciano, Congratulations on a TN first!!
What a stunning looking moth you have presented to us. I love it's rich orange color and unique dark spotted markings. Perfectly focused showing excellent detail and wonderful DOF. A real beauty!!!

Hallo Luciano
Nice tiger color moth.


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-02-14 19:26]

Thanks Luciano for the incorporation of this new moth. It is very beautiful light that has managed to capture, a quiet light that highlights beautifully the colors and designs of the wings of this insect.

Congratulations, brother!

Hernán Bortondello

Ciao Luciano
照的清晰 很漂亮的蛾
顏色鮮豔華麗 第一次見到這種品種很新奇也很讚美
光線亮麗 整體都很清楚 很有質感
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享 也祝你假期愉快

Hello Luciano,
Congratulation for showing such interesting coloured Moth first time in TN.
Well presentation against such white BG.I like its black dots on yellow body.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Very beautiful moth and it's image.

Hello Luciano,

Hope life is good brother. What a fantastic image of this first timer here on TN! Congratulations indeed for the wondrous shot of this colourful moth.The ID is always a problem but your knowledge of life around you, is enviable.You are a gem!Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,

warm regards,


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-02-15 9:00]
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Beautiful species, expertly recorded. Was the back ground a plastered wall?

Enjoy your weekend,


hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture of this moth who i like on his colours
great detais and beautifl colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano. Bella primizia colorata. Dettaglio più che decente considerando che deve essere una miniatura


Hi Luciano,
picturesque moth, delightfully well presented to get all the viewer's attention! A pleasure to see. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Luciano, The first time of this species on TN....wonderful. Beautiful butterfly with great light along with nice POV. The white grey BG gives good contrast to the insect itself. Perfect with all the aspects. Best regards

Hello Luciano.
This moth has spots and colors that I have not seen before. Nice details against the white background. Thanks and have a nice day.

Beautiful and interesting moth Luciano! Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness!

Hello Luciano,
it's a great macro of this moth.Good composition and color .
nice sharpness and details.here also we can see this Moth.Good point of view.
Thank you for sharing.

Hi Lousat!
Fantastic shot of this jaguar-patterned moth in fine sharpness and details. The white-washed surface it is sitting on is perfectly highlighting it. Thanks for sharing this lovely composition,
Best Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-02-17 0:18]

Bonjour Luciano,
Magnifique phalène trouvée à Mont Choisy, très bien photographiée aussi. Bon cadrage et belle netteté. Merci aussi pour l'ID!
Bonne semaine

Hello Luciano,
Excellent capture with fine details and beautiful natural colours.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-02-17 15:58]

Congratulations on a first of the species!
What a beautiful insect, surprisingly colorful for a moth!
Love the colors and the spots. Great presentation.
TFS, Luciano!

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