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The male of Scarce Vapourer


The male of Scarce Vapourer
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Copyright: Chris Jonko (Christopher_PL) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 362 W: 52 N: 755] (2685)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European Butterflies and Moths. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-03 3:17
Viewed: 3836
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orgyia recens - family Lymantriidae.

PL: Znamionówka tarniówka
UK: Scarce Vapourer
SK: Štetinavec čučoriedkový
CZ: Štětconoš borůvkový
DE: Eckfleck
SE: Gulfläckig fjädertofsspinnare
FI: Kirjotupsukas
DK: Penselspinder
NL: Hoekstipvlinder

This time I would like to present rather rare moth - Orgyia recens. It's very interesting species. In Poland it occurs only in East part of the country. It's quite wild part of Poland - no industry, many lakes and forests. It's very good place to find many interesting species.

The females of this species are wingless, the males are "normal" - the wingspan is about 30 mm. I've also some pictures of wingless female - I'll post it in few next days I think. The adults you can find between June and September in parks, mixed forests and scrubs.

The caterpilars can be found on different trees and bushes like Salix, Betula, Alnus, Crataegus etc.

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Salut Chris
What an interesting moth. Difficult to photograph I suspect. Photo could be a little sharper I think but I can see well the antenae. Interesting note too.
Thanks for sharing.
Amicalement
Morag

Hello Chris,
interesting posting of this colourful moth.
A pleasure to see rare species presented here!
Thank you, and best regards,
Peter

... and I should add F : La Soucieuse !
Very good capture of a greta moth. Never seen it myself.
Good work
Philippe

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  • OzBY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
  • [2006-08-03 15:09]

Hi Chris,
Good picture of this moth.
Great color and BG

Oz

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