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Utetheisa Pulchella

Utetheisa Pulchella
Photo Information
Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-17 6:06
Viewed: 2255
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.

The wingspan is 29-42 mm.

Well it says this is widespread but I have only once seen it. This one I found early morning on a grass covered mountain slope. Extremely difficult to spot in similar coloured grass especially with folded wings. Had to take a long shot because of the dense grass in its surroundings and with some wind.

ISO 200 used..

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-17 9:03]

The pic isn't the best talking about sharpness and details,and you too know that.But i like a lot this little specie,it's the only moth that i toke in my Moroccan trip and it's a great memory to me.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Himanshu,
Nice capture but it lacks sharpness and details. The colours are beautiful, the POV and DOV as well.
Best regards,

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