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Handmaiden Moth

Handmaiden Moth
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 5:11
Viewed: 3145
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amata cyssea moths are commonly known as Handmaiden moths that are day-flying members of the Arctiidae or Tiger moth family and Subfamily Syntominae. They mimic wasps in their body and coloration. Even for a predator who does not get deterred by wasps, the occasional bright body colors usually advertise a bad taste, so Handmaidens flourish.
The genitalia are asymmetric in both sexes. In the male the tegumen has prominent lateral lobes. The valves have strong, curved, asymmetric processes from the base of the costa and are themselves asymmetric. The aedeagus vesica contains a row (or rows if it has more than one lobe) of small cornuti, some of which can become very long. In the female genitalia the ostium is set asymmetrically between the eighth and seventh tergites.

Source: Wikipedia

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hello Ram
a beauty with great details and good pose to see this moth very good
beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hallo Ram
Your image is once again a hit. The details are seen so beautifully, the backdrop enlightens all the wonderful colours and features and the angle in which you have captured this moth with its lovely colours is striking. All aspects of nature is truly such a wonderful sight, especially if it is portrayed so beautifully like the one you have here. Thanks for sharing. My best regards.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-04 6:45]

Hello Ram,
great macro shot of this beauty with excellent detail, light and POV; splendid natural colours.
Well done!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-04 7:04]

Hello Ram,
What a special and interesting moth! Very beautiful colours, good sharpness and taken from a nice POV.

Hi Ram,
interesting photo of this specie. Very good point of view and colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ram
Interesting species and beautiful photo with interesting composition and wonderful colours.

Parabéns por esta foto com cores e nitidez muito boa,tons agradáveis e composição ótima,meus parabéns mais uma vez por este belo trabalho.

Ciao Ram, lovely moth with fantastic trasparent wings, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
A Excellent composition with great sharpness/detail, colours, DOF and POV.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-04 13:30]

Hi Ram,not the best sharpness on the body but a very interesting capture,this specie is very rare and it's nice to see on the TN gallery.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

Hi Ram

Good shot of this fat moth. I wonder how it can manage to fly. Good composition


Ciao Ram. Good compo for the interesting specie of moth. Wonderful colours.


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