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Cydalima perspectalis

Cydalima perspectalis
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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: 2019-08-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-09 13:01
Viewed: 498
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A species that I did not meet very often, I apologize for the steel background but I managed to photograph it in my bar.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Cydalima
Species:C. perspectalis

Cydalima perspectalis or the box tree moth is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is native to eastern Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, the Russian Far East and India).It is an invasive species in Europe.
Eggs are 1 mm in diameter, located under green unattacked leaves. First larvae just coming out from the egg are about 1–2 mm long. Larvae development brings them in four weeks to about 35–40 mm at maximum. There is some shrinkage at the beginning of the nymphosis, pupae are 25–30 mm long, first green with browning longitudinal lines, then more and more brownish. The wingspan of the adult form is 40–45 mm. Two variants are observed, the most common one is mostly white while the other is most entirely light brown.There are two or three generations per year with adults on the wing from April/May to September. In the warmest parts of the European importation area, with cold conditions coming late in the year, there might be sometimes four generations per year. The species overwinters as a juvenile cocooned larva (about 5–10 mm long), protected in an hibernarium made of two leaving Buxus leaves solidly joined by silk.The larvae feed on the leaves and shoots of Buxus species.Young larvae only eat the upper part of the leaf, leaving the hardest inside structure.The leaves are not destroyed completely but appear as "peeled" in small parallel beats lines,or almost completely. These peeled leaves eventually die. Old larvae are the most damaging: they massively and completely eat the leaves, sometimes leaving a thin part at the contour and centre of the leaf, however. Green ball-shaped frass can usually be seen on host plants.

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A very elegant-ensemble indeed...also artistic mes en point well done LUCIANO GOLLINI

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-10-09 17:46]

Nice catch of this شاؤ پرگ this named by native language,it appears in darkness around the lights and Persian named this پروانہ in Urdu and Persian poetry there are many poem about it, well done and TFS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2019-10-10 7:40]

Ciao Luciano,
Fantastic macro of this moth!
The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.
Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Luciano, spero non ci siano siepi di bosso nel tuo bar, che queste si mangiano tutto, son tremende, però è tanto bella, macro di gran qualità come al solito, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

Le cadrage serré met l'insecte en évidence. La prise de vue permet d evoir les détails du papillon Cydalima perspectalis. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hi Luciano,
I have no problem with the background, it fits to the image well and helps to concentrate on the moth only. I think if you have a boxwood (Buxus) in your garden the plant's very happy that you don't meet this species too often. ☺ Proper flash usage again and a nice classical composition wwith excellent sharpness. Top class shot in my opinion.
Kind regards, László

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful species, no doubt and well captured. Very good details and exposure. May be it is drunk!
Thanks and regards,

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2019-11-15 12:10]

que linda borboleta nitidez excelente meus parabéns.

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