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Idaea biselata

Idaea biselata
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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: 2018-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-18 9:11
Viewed: 334
Points: 18
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Idaea
Species:I. biselata

The small fan-footed wave (Idaea biselata) is a moth of the family Geometridae.
It is a small (wingspan 22–25 mm), easily missed species. The wings are creamy-white with darker bands with a small black discal spot on each wing.The basic colouring and pattern vary relatively little.The ground colour is yellowish-white to slightly brownish white, the pattern elements are brown to dark brown. On the forewings the interior cross line is the most clearly shown. However, the outer cross line is usually significantly developed. A pale wavy line that is lined with inner and outer darker colour is located in the marginal field. Forewings and hindwings have black discal spots.On the front wings, these are basal to the middle crossline, on the rear wings they are distal to the interior cross line. Marginal stains are dark brown in color, but dimly developed.
It sometimes flies short distances by day but mainly at night when it is attracted to light. The adults are on the wing from June to September.

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Hi Luciano,
First of all congratulations for capturing this moth the first time, a debut with a new species is always a milestone. Also congratulations for the beautiful photo, great exposure and sharpness, and especially with the holes on the leave, a nice composition. Shallow depth as it should be on an image like this. Lovely!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-18 14:36]

A nice picture of this moth Luciano!
I do not know if we have this specie in Spain, probably yes, but ....
Thank you for sharing it.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-09-18 23:12]

Wow, a bit more contrast can bring more beauty as the background is dark here the auto level can result fine, well shaot.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-09-19 1:17]


Wonderful top view of the Moth, Luciano.
With ideal light conditions, your compact has obtained exceptional DOF.

Hi Luciano
I have seen very similar species in Mexico, mainly by night.
This one has a nice appearance.


Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon La Truie. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Luciano,
Congratulation for the first time 🙂
I like exposure here. Against such semi dark background, subject stands out nicely. Pose bit distracting, but details and composition look good.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Luciano, deliziosa falenetta con dettagli strepitosi, bei colori naturali e ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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