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Scopula rubiginata

Scopula rubiginata
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-24 16:00
Viewed: 366
Points: 14
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Scopula
Species:S. rubiginata

Scopula rubiginata, the tawny wave, is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found from the Iberian Peninsula up to the Ural. In the North its range extends to Denmark and Southern Sweden and Finland. It is not present in most of the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula (with the exception of Gibraltar), Sicily and the southern Greek islands. In Morocco it is found in the Atlas mountains. Furthermore, it is also present in North Turkey, the Caucasus and the Crimea. Eastwards, its range stretches through southern Siberia, the northern central Asian mountains up to Mongolia.

The wingspan is 16–22 mm. The moth flies in one (June to August), two (May to June and July to September) or three (in overlapping generations from April to October) generations depending on the location.

The larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Thymus glabrescens, Calluna vulgaris, Artemisia campestris, Rumex acetosella, Thymus serpyllum, Medicago lupulina, Vicia, Lotus, Trifolium, Cytisus scoparius, Thalictrum, Galium, Taraxacum officinale and Convolvulus arvensis.

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Hi Luciano
Not the most spectacular moth but very well photographed. Good colour and super sharp.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 90] (9796)
  • [2018-05-25 2:42]

Hello Friend,
Here the flash light did work good but a bit contrast could improve more beauty, nice click.

thanks Luciano for the kind comment of my beetle
this butterfly is also a beauty good sharpness and great details thanks gr lou

Ciao Luciano, falenetta d'autore con dettagli stratosferici, gran macro, ma per te no è una novità, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

PS domani me ne vado in quel di Gavelli con Roberto

Hi Luciano,
very good, a first time on TN! I admire your way that you identify the Geometridae species. I use the "Guide des papillons nocturnes de France" (R. Robineau et al. 2007) but the pictures are small and I spend hours guessing.
My best regards to you, Luciano.

Hi Luciano,

Excellent macro!! Excellent sharpness & details..Have a nice weekend!!

Warm Regards,

Bonjour Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Phalène rougeâtre. La lumière met en valeur la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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