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Olethreutes arcuella

Olethreutes arcuella
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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: 2019-05-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-14 8:40
Viewed: 259
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most small moth that i never seen.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Species:O. arcuella

Olethreutes arcuella, the arched marble, is a colorful small moth species of the family Tortricidae.
This species can be found in most of Europe, in the East the Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.
hese moths inhabit woodland, fields, hill pasture and heaths.
Olethreutes arcuella has a wingspan of 14–18 mm. Forewings of these medium size moths have an orange-rufous ground colour, with some yellow patches, a few metallic blue-grey or silver-colored streaks and a wide black marking in the middle, which includes a row of three small, silver colored spots. The hindwings are brown.The caterpillars are purplish- gray to violet-brown and have a yellowish-brown head.
This species usually has one generation (univoltine).The flight time of these day-active moths ranges between late May and August.The caterpillars feed on dead and dried out leaves and similar plant material.Also pupation takes place in plant debris.

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Hello Luciano,
I like this amazing colorful moth...Never seen such impressive colors and perfect drawing.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-05-14 10:41]

Hi Luciano
I don't often see so colorful moths in my region.
Interesting post.


Ciao Luciano, considerato quant'è piccolina i dettagli sono mostruosi, fantastici anche i colori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-05-14 19:53]

The detailed note makes this more attractive,
Never seen it in this area, much charming and colorful
The overhead light turned this more visible
Beautiful catch, enjoy your day and TSF.

Hello Luciano,
I like this amazing colorful moth. I have recorded more than 100 in two days at Latpanchar, where I visit for birds. See my FB page.


One of the great POV and BG by ready to take ofF for destination.... colours and details are warm and excellent BRAVO LUCIANO GOLLINI

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-18 6:25]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in splendid clear colors. What a beauty!

Better shot, Luciano. Well captured details and colors here. Against green it looks nice. Tiny one!
Thanks and regards,

Bonsoir Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails le papillon la Tordeuse de l'œillet. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.,


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