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Endromis versicolora - male

Endromis versicolora - male
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Copyright: Milos Koudelka (mikou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax SMC FA 100 F2.8 MACRO
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-07-08 5:04
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Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I am sending a photo of this interesting moth. She is rare here in TN. I found only caterpillar from Chris Jonko.
The second shot from another angle I give to the Workshop.
Thank you all for your visit and criticism - this is useful for me. Points (smiling) are not important for me :-)
Best greetings.


Family: Endromidae
Genus: Endromis
Species: versicolora

Wingspan: 50-70mm

Kentish Glory (Endromis versicolora)
Czech name: Strakáč březový

The Kentish Glory is a moth of the family Endromidae. It is found in the Palaearctic region.
The moth flies from March to May. Females, much bigger and paler than males, fly only at night in order to lay eggs. Males can detect female's smell from distance up to 2 km and fly both at night and daylight.
Yellow at first, then purplish-brown eggs are laid in 2–3 "rows" around thin branch of birch. After 10–14 days little black caterpillars hatch.
The caterpillars primarily feed on birch (Betula sp.), but accepts lots of other trees and shrubs: Alnus sp., Corylus sp., Tilia sp., Carpinus sp. It is green with paler stripes, at first feeds in small groups of 15–30 larvae. Mature ones separate and feed only at night individually.
Endromis versicolora gives only one, spring generation a year; it spend the Winter as chrystalid in thin, loose, but strong cocoon buried at a small depth in the soil.
This moth occurs in the CR only in some places and in small quantities. Most often we meet with him in the birch groves.
Kentish Glory was once common and abundant species. Since diminishing its natural habitat, contiguous stands of birch, becoming scarcer every year.
(source: www.wikipedia.com)

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Hi Milos,

Wow what a fantastic exhibit of this gorgeous Moth my friend, the quality and detail are astounding, superb sharpness with good clarity, lovely natural colours and beautiful wing markings, Top draw stuff here Milos and well done,
Best regards,


Great capture of this rare moth Milos! Love the subtle colors nicely recorded in this frame! Great shallow depth of field and awesome background! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-07-08 7:24]

Beautiful species with excellent colors and design, captured well, one in workshop too is good. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-08 7:35]

Hello Milos,
A very fine capture of a fresh male Endromis versicolor. The dorsal POV was taken with fine sharpness and natural colours against a nice neutral BG in a pleasing composition.
This species is not common in my country too.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

A beautiful moth with intricate patterns. Great photo with lots of detail. regards yiannis

hello Milos
Great picture for TN with good details and beautiful colours
the sharpness is super good
WS picture is also very good
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-08 8:36]

What a magnificent moth and what a fantastic pic,i know how isn't easy a perfection like that whit these littles and terribles insects,very impressive sharpness and colors,the best way to know the magnificent wings design.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Hi Milos,
What a great taste for composition My Friend!... Congratulations!.. Also nice medium light and a great POV!
Regards, TFS

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-08 10:47]

Hello Milos,
Pěkné foto strakáče,dobrá kompozice barvy a neutrální šedé pozadí je
super.Tento motýl je na území ČR vzácný, já osobně jsem ho ještě neviděl.
Zdraví Jří

A fantastic species and a fantastic photo Milos! The composition, the colours and the BG are excellent, The sharpness is impressive.

Hi Milos,
excellent work, great details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, perfet colors,

Hello Milos,
Impressive image of a very interesting species.
The diagonal composition is great.
Amazing details, very good sharpness and exceptional focus.
Wonderful contrast against the blurred background.

You have delivered beautifully this very interesting moth, Milos. Love the diagonal framing and details with vivid markings on the wings. Excellent work and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-09 0:58]

Hello Milos.
What a wonderful and interesting moth that you have well captured. Its shape and colors are great. Thanks for sharing this beauty.Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-07-09 3:48]

Hello Milos,
Very interesting posting showing this striking moth with the wonderful colors and patterns of the wings. You have been lucky to catch it and to show us a first on TN. Well composed fine and beautiful shot.
Thanks and kind regards

Ciao Milos. Never seen this coloured moth. Excellent deyails and sharp against the exciting grey soft BG.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-09 5:22]

Hello Milos,
Fantastic photo of this moth in great sharpness, details and very beautiful colours. Excellent blurred BG. Good DOF and composition.

Hello Milos,

Impressive details in the insect..!
The reproduction of the furry details are very well done, colours are vivid and natural...
The composition works well, accurate DoF isolates the insect nicely!

Pablo -

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-07-09 6:40]

Hello Milos,
It's very impressive view. Unusual pattern and colours of moth , very good sharpness. I'd want to meet such moth in nature.
Regards, Pawel

Hi Milos,
very good photo of this butterfly. Many details. Very good composition. Nice natural colours.
Have a nice Saturday,

simply beautiful, congratulations !

ciao Mikou,

all the best,


Bellísima especie, con unos colores muy logrados y una luz en su medida: encantador trabajo.
Saludos Milos: J. Ignasi.

Milos, excellent shot of this moth. beautiful color and background. Have a great day and thanks for your comments, Bill

Hallo Milos,
a very beautiful macro shot of this moth, very good sharpness and colours, excellent point of view and composition
best regards

Hi Milos,

Very nice picture of this beautiful moth. The details are outstanding. Very good POV & great sharpness. I like the antenna's.
Well done & TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-14 3:52]

Hello Milos,
this is a lovely presentation of colours, clarity, sharpness and its special diagonal composition.
Exciting specie and you simply show its best.
congratulations as simplicity makes it so pleasant.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-15 6:44]

Hello Milos,
This is a fantastic capture of a fabulous Moth that I've only seen once. Details are wonderful and sharp and colours natural. A fine smooth background too and well composed.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Excellent work, Milos.
Marvellous composition, reduced to the essence.
Outstanding sharpness all over the moth at low light conditions and diaphragm wide open. Natural light delivering wonderful smooth natural colors. My congratulations!
With thanks, and best regards,

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