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Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth

Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/4.3
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 4:15
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Points: 7
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Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth or Spoladea recurvalis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found worldwide, but mainly in the tropics.
The wingspan is 22-24 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Spinach, Beet, Cotton, Maize and Soybean. They feed on the underside of the leaves protected by a slight web. The larvae are green and resemble the ribs of the leaf somewhat. Full-grown, they are about 19 mm long.
The pupa is formed within a slight cocoon in a folded piece of leaf. It is very pale brown. The pupal period lasts about 12 days.

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Ciao Kapil. Interesting specie here. Bit OOF.


Hello Kapil,
nice picture ofthis interesting moth with natural colours and unfortunately a little bit out of focus.
Best wishes,

hello Kapil
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
good shot and info for TN
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Kapil,not the best sharpness but i know how isn't easy a capture like that,whitout tripod,under the leaves and in the shadow too.You work very well and this moth is new for me and very interesting,i like it.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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