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Cynaeda dentalis, a distinctive moth


Cynaeda dentalis, a distinctive moth
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Raynox DCR 250 macro lens
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-26 11:34
Viewed: 5409
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LEPIDOPTERA, CRAMBIDAE

Cynaeda dentalis (Denis & Schiffermüller)

Wingspan 24-29 mm. Forewing creamy white shaded with light olive-brown; postmedian line very strongly and irregularly dentate; veins distally white; fringe chequered: a fan-like pattern is produced by the combination of these markings, wich is highly characteristic.
Single-brooded. Rests among foodplant with wings steeply arched and flies reluctantly.

LARVA. Feeds internally in lower part of stem and leaf bases of viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), causing the leaves to whiter. Pupation occurs in a hard cocoon covered with fragments of dried leaf, on the surface of one of the dead leaves.

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References

* Goater B., (1986) British Pyralid Moths. - Harley books, Colchester, Essex.

boreocypriensis, Silvio2006, Amadeo, haraprasan, anel, Maite, meyerd, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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Hi friend Marcello,
Superb shot of this moth my friend with splendid details, nice DOF and POV.
TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
Cheers,
Bayram

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-26 14:52]

Hola Maercello, en la miniatura crei que era un vegetal, que buena mimetización y que buena fotografia, nitida con buena luz y color. Un saludo

Ciao Marcello,
Very impressive insect well captured with such good closeup!
the image is sharp with awesome colour and superb details
well done
ciao
Tony

Hello Marcello,

Only marking today.
Mariki

Ciao Marcello, vedendo la piccolina sembravano due cardi secchi, invece...
Stupefacente falena, mai vista prima, splendidamente ripresa con magnifici dettagli, bravo, buona Domenica, ciao Silvio

Hi Marcello,
A nice capture of this beautiful moth. Excellent sharp details and a fine composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15567] (65144)
  • [2008-04-27 1:56]

Ciao Marcello,questa e' una grossa novita',non avevo mai visto una cosa del genere,complimenti per lo scatto come sempre perfetto e per le note sempre esaurienti,buona Domenica di caccia,Luciano

Buen trabajo, luz y colores, más teniendo en cuenta el tamaño de este insecto. Efectiva luz. Que tengas una buena semana: J. Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2008-04-28 2:14]

Bonjour Marcello,

Excellente,cette image de ce papillon Crambidae. Quelle forme intéressante!Et il parfaitement intégré par sa couleur dans son environnement naturel, le meilleur camouflage.
Bien vu
Meilleures salutations
Anne

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-09 12:09]

WOW! What a curious and beautiful creature!! At first I thought it was some kind of dried flower. Magnificent sharpness and details and very interesting specimen.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Greetings
Maite

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
  • [2008-05-24 11:02]

Hi Marcello,
absolutely sensational this moth. Of course the well camouflaged animal does'nt show up on a thumbnail, so you get less poijts. But the quality ogf the image is beyond reproach. Thank you very much, Marcello, for presenting us the grat Sicily fauna!
Best regards
Dietrich

Hello Marcello,
a stunning, fascinatingly shaped and coloured little moth, very precisely presented in its small size. The family of Pyralidae is so surprisingly diversified and inventive in its shapes and patterns. Thank you!
With best regards,
Peter

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