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Handmaiden Moth

Handmaiden Moth
Photo Information
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: 2019-04-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7200, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8 BG
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-04 2:47
Viewed: 281
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amata bicincta is a species of moth in the genus Amata (or Syntomis) of the subfamily Arctiinae ("woolly bears" or "tiger moths"). It is also known as nine-spotted moth and handmaiden moth. It is a common day-flying warnignly colored moth. The adult is unpalatable to birds and other predators. It is found in the north-western Himalayas, Sikkim, Khasis and Bangladesh.


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Very nice moth and you have captured it very perfectly.

Hi Ram,

A very nice clear and colourful moth. Good focus and clarity taken against a nice clear background.

Thanks for sharing regards Bill

Hello Ram,
Excellent details and colors.
This specie looks the same like NINE-SPOTTED MOTH (AMATA PHEGEA) https://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=259916
found also in my country....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-05 2:37]

Hi Ram,beautiful capture of this moth,in my country i can see more times the subspecies "phaegea",very similar at your. The quality is very professional,always difficult to take so well a dark insect on a white background! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ram,
It is a superb pic although it's very simple - probably its simplicity is what makes it so unique... Only the black-ish moth and the white wall, great contrast and sharpness. The moth's position in the frame is also very effective. This is an absolute perfect minimalistic photo. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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