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Platyptilia gonodactyla

Platyptilia gonodactyla
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-22 0:37
Viewed: 1395
Points: 16
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Platyptilia gonodactyla is a moth of the family Pterophoroidea. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone.

The wingspan is 2228 mm. The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Coltsfoot and sometimes also Common Butterbur. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a small, transparent, irregularly shaped full depth mine. There are often several mines in a single leaf. The frass is granular. There is little or it is missing completely. After some time the larvae leave the mines and continue feeding freely at the leaf underside or under a folded leaf margin.

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Very unusual perspective to capture this Moth, Siegfried.
The subject looks fascinating in that upright position.

Hello Siegfried,

It looks You won't get better POV to avoid those bright colored flowers (in BG) which would take a big percentage of our concentration. Well captured this "Glider" shaped Moth. Natural color and well sharp picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-22 14:45]

Hi Siggi,the pic is a bit confused and not the best to undrstand how is made this moth..ehehe...but it's truly nice and i like your brave attempt in this difficult situation.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siggi
beautiful Shot with lovely bright colors, the moth is very sharp detaillled, great pose and POV
Have a good night

hallo Siegfried
nice composition with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Sigi

Unsual pose of this pterophorid, I like this POV, nice composition. It looks a lit bit overexposed.



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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-10-23 12:03]

remarkable exposed and taken Siegfried, .. stunning compo and detail here again mate

nuri :)

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-25 9:45]

Hi Siegfried,
Another of the many nice close-up shots. Amazing colors and details.
Regards Jiri.

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