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°Spilosoma lubricipeda copula°°

°Spilosoma lubricipeda copula°°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF150 f 2.8 EX DG APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-10 3:29
Viewed: 1996
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found throughout the temperate belt of Eurasia from Europe through Kazakhstan and Southern Siberia to Amur Region, China, Korea and Japan. In China several sibling species occur.
The wingspan is 34-48 mm. Wing pattern is very variable, from entirely white wings to strongly covered with black dots. Hindwings often with one or several black dots (rarely without any black dot). Antennae branches long (much longer than in similar Spilosoma urticae), 3-5 times longer than the antenna stem diameter. The moth flies May to September depending on the location. They are not eaten by birds because they are poisonous.

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my mood today for Arlo Guthrie - City of New Orleans

Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/30 sec
F-Stop: f/13.0
Focal Length: 150/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-08-05 09:42
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
File Size: 269 kb

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Love your mood and talk about a fuzzy white connection! :0) Serg..i never knew this moth existed, and lately moth appeal has grown. They are something else, and this particular shot, nothing but amazing. Love this crisp green backdrop which portrays this "copula fantastica"!

Espectacular especie, muy bien lograda.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-08-10 12:20]

Hello Sergio,
Though white wings are difficult for photo but your moths are taken perfectly. BG very suit to it.
Regards, Pawel

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