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Epirrhoe alternata

Epirrhoe alternata
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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: 2017-05-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-04 4:16
Viewed: 976
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Epirrhoe
Species:E. alternata

The common carpet or white-banded toothed carpet (Epirrhoe alternata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout the Palearctic and the Near East. In North America it ranges across the northern tier of the United States plus every province and territory of Canada.The wingspan is 27–30 mm. The forewings vary from grey to black, marked with white fascia, giving a striped appearance. The hindwings are paler grey with white fascia. Northern races tend to be paler overall. One or two broods are produced each year, and the adults may be seen any time from May to September. The species flies at night and is attracted to light.
The larva is generally brown or green but is very variable in its markings. It feeds on bedstraw. The species overwinters as a pupa.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-04 12:33]

Hello Luciano,
A fantastic shot of this nicely marked moth. I'm sure I have seen this one here in Ohio at times. Excellent detail and beautiful color patterns. Well done!!

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro, with fine POV and framing, great DOF,
excellent focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful moth again and this time it looks like "CUT AND PASTE"!
We can easily isolate the moth from BG. Good sharpness and details. Like vertical frame.
Thanks and regards,

Le tue immagini sono sempre molto affascinanti, con tanto di puntale descrizione scientifica. Complimenti per questa bella farfalla

Once again you manage to turn a rather dull moth into an interesting and very clear image. You must surely have one of the largest collections of pictures of varieties of moths and butterflies by now - surely this collection must have scientific value.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2017-05-11 8:59]

Hola Luciano, que linda foto de esta mariposa, que aunque no es muy colorida tiene una distribución muy interesante, lindo entorno con esa serie de verdes...saludos.

Hello Luciano,
I am pleased that you don't ignore the Geometridae in your incredible collection of excellent butterfly shots. They are often small and reveal their elegance only after taking a macro shot. Thanks for sharing and the very useful comment, and thanks for your comment on my Crane fly.
Ciao, Dietrich

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles cadrent bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon l'Alternée. La netteté est très bonne. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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