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The first moth from Iceland

The first moth from Iceland
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-19
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-29 4:17
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was badly damaged but still alive when I photographed.

Eupithecia satyrata.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Tribe: Eupitheciini
Genus: Eupithecia
Species:E. satyrata

The Satyr Pug (Eupithecia satyrata) is a species of moth of the Geometridae family. It is found from Ireland, through northern and central Europe (from Scandinavia to the Northern Mediterranean) East to all of Russia and Central Asia and West Siberia to Tibet.It is also present in North Africa and North America.
The wingspan is 18–24 mm. Eupithecia satyrata is variable in pattern. The ground colour of the wings is ash grey or brownish. The veins often have a black with white dusting.There are paler crosslines.On the forewings a very indistinct terminal fascia ends in a tiny tornal spot. There is fine discal spot on the forewing. This is absent on the hindwing.
Adults are on wing from March to September. There is one generation per year.
The larvae feed on the flowers of a wide range of plants, including Achillea, Scabiosa, Solidago, Senecio and Erica tetralix.

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Bonjour Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Eupithecia satyrata. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ma dai questa te la sei portata da Cuggiono, la tenevi in frigo per ambientarla al clima, non ci posso credere che hai trovato una farfalla in Islanda, gran bel rottame, hai fatto bene a fotografarlo, unica su TN, complimenti Luciano

Ciao Luciano,
Poor moth, cold and outcast, but I am sure it survived ;)
Thanks for sharing and great notes my friend.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-29 19:29]

Hello Luciano,
Whether the result of a bird or maybe a collision with a vehicle, this moth has seen its last days I'm afraid. Captured in perfect clarity and taken from an attractive low POV. Exposure is perfect and detail is excellent. Photographed very well!!

Hello Luciano,
The quality of the image is perfect...I think this specimen suffers a serious damage in the back side of his body...
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Luciano

Very interesting post, useful information, it might had some fights with some predators, very nice composition, great sharpness and details.



Not an attractive view to look at, Luciano.
All the same, it comes from Iceland and we do not have much to see here from that part of the world.
The picture is sharp and clear and gives a good impression of its wings.

Hello Luciano,
May be here composition isn't such eye catching but it's a worth documentation of this species if you haven't posted before. Difficult time for this little fellow! Well exposure with good details. I like almost matching color of BG as well as foreground.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards,

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