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Bird-cherry Ermine

Bird-cherry Ermine
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-28 7:19
Viewed: 1867
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Bird-cherry Ermine (Yponomeuta evonymella) is a day active lepidoptera from the family Yponomeutidae, the Ermine moths. The wingspan of the moth ranges from 16 to 25 millimetre.
The host plant of the Bird-cherry Ermine is the Bird Cherry. Because the caterpillars make an extensive weblike nest, they can eat a whole tree bare unhindered although it is quite possible that the trees can survive with reduced growth in the following growth seasons.
The flight time ranges from July up to August. The moth can be found in the whole of Europe and the northern and eastern part of Asia.
Similar species (also destructive pests):
Cherry or Orchard Ermine, Yponomeuta padella (CEM)
Apple Ermine Yponomeuta malinellus (AEM)(Wikipedia)

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Czesc Siggi,
znowu to ciekawe stworzenie. Kiedys bede sie musial wybrac na jakas lake poprobowac ustrzelic tego typu insekty. Gratuluje!
Udanego weekendu,

WOW awesome macro as always, and this is the first time i have seen this moth!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-28 7:40]

Hello Siggi,
Great macro in excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Fine composition.
Have a good weekend,

Ciao Siggi, lovely composition with beautiful moth on nice flower, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Siggi,
A terrific macro with beautiful coloration, details & pose. Great presentation & POV. Very nice work & TFS. Regards & best wishes!


hallo Siegfried
this one is super good
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
SUPER macro
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 89 N: 15623] (65355)
  • [2012-09-28 8:37]

Hi Siggi,i know this specie and how are small and difficult to take so well.You work really good,the details are perfect everywhere,great exposure too for the best white.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Beautiful Ermine, Siegfried.
The delicate shape of its wings has been well captured in this shot.
Thanks and regards.


Hello Siggi,
Excellent capture of this moth in its natural habitat with good pose and compozition,sharp details and bright natural colours.
Have a nice weekend!

Hello Siggi
Lovely pastel colours, excellent light with no shadows, great detail, nice composition.
An excellent photo.
regards yiannis

Ciao Siegfreid. Another interesting specie of moth from you! Very good DOF impressive focused eye. Have a nice weekend MF!


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-09-28 12:33]

Interesting and beautiful species. It is a good picture too. Thank you for sharing it Siegfried. Congratulation. Un saludo.

Ciao Siegfried.
Splendida questa foto di questo lepidottero,mi piace livrea molto particolare,grande nitidezza con eccellenti dettagli splendidi i colori come la composizione complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana ciao Marco.

Hello Siggi,
An outstanding and exceptional capture of a beautiful species of moth,with perfect clarity,colour and exposure,my regards,_Joy.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-29 5:09]

Lieber Siggi,
Du hast Dich in Deinen letzten Postings diesen kleinen Kreaturen gewidmet und dies mit viel Erflog. Wieder eine gar hübsche Motte, dazu noch in voller Beschäftigung. Feine Farben und gute Bildgestaltung.
Herzlichen Dank
Ein schönes Wochenende wünscht

Witaj Siggi,
Niebywale ciekawe owady wynajdujesz. Bardzo interesujacy owad doskonale zaprezentowany.

hello Siegfried,
very nice picture with top class clarity and colour.
best wishes,

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