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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: 2013-01-14 5:46
Viewed: 2040
Points: 14
[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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hallo Ram
very nice picture with good details nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ram,
very interesting photo of this moth. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely moth on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-14 14:39]

Merhaba Ram,
Doğal renklerin hakim olduğu, çok güzel bir kompozisyon.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-14 15:35]

Hi Ram,not the best details on the body but perfect on the wings,a beautiful and rare moth and a very interesting design to see,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-16 6:10]

Hello Ram Sir
what a pretty capture of the moth. Nice top view to show its features,colors and details. Excellent presentation.
I hope your pupils acquire something good on their visit to my country.


Regards
Foozi

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-01-17 1:32]

Hello Ram,
interesing-beautiful Amata,
Thanks for sharing..

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