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Harpyia milhauseri (Fabricius, 1775)

Harpyia milhauseri (Fabricius, 1775)
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Attractive Moths - Notodontidae [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-28 4:54
Viewed: 4960
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A rare moth in Portugal.
The photo was tacked in Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in Portugal, at night, around 22:45, with the flash.
They are very easy to attract by a fluorescent light on a moth trap.
It belogns to the Notodontidae Stauropinae family.
Known as Tawny Prominent in english.
They can reach 50-60 mm of wingspan.
Theire caterpillar feeds on Oak (Quercus) and Beech (Fagus). The size range of fully grown larvae is 35 to 40 mm. The get through several instars to fully grow.
It hibbernates on pupae stage overwinter.
The cocoon could have 25 mm wide with exit whole at the left hand side.
We can see it fly from May till July in Portugal.

Thnks to Cosmin by noticing me the rong name.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To nofer: Hi Jose Reynaldo!phlr 1 04-21 05:44
To evanrizo: Hi Evanphlr 1 02-28 08:44
To Graal: Hi Aleksander!phlr 1 02-18 11:55
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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-28 12:38]

Hello Paulo Henrique!
Nice shot. Strong visual impact. Good work
Welle seen and well done.
Have a great week!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-28 12:47]

What a superb and interesting moth that you have well captured ! It is difficult to see it on wood, a good camouflage in night. Perhaps, for compostion I would have tried to rotate 15deg on right, to have the both in diagonal... Thanks for sharing Paulo.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-28 14:10]

go are making a very good enceclopedie Paulo,
very good cappture of this little one, good details and with the note so complete, very good job,
gr. jaap

Paulo, very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.

Hi paulo, good capture, plenty of detail in this capture even the hairs are detailed.
I am not sure about the ident I have just spent some time trying to put another name to it, because for me the shape of the Antenae and the colouration behind the head look wrong to me though moths do vary with locality,

Fantastic shot, Paulo. The wood BG to show camouflage is a great presentation. It is so clear and colorful.. hard to believe it is a night shot. Great use of flash. I particularly like the details of the hairs. Well done :-)

Hi Paulo.
Great night shot. Good use of flash.


nice shot, but this is not Cossus cossus please see the workshop.


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-10-03 18:40]

Excellent macro capture Paulo.
I love the sharpness,note,colors&pov.TFS

Beautiful moth Paulo. Very good exposure, sharpness, DOF & detail. Good use of flash & great color. Love those huge broom-like antenae also. Well done & Thank You.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-01 16:18]

Paulo Henrique, a very nice photo of this moth.

I like composition and pov.

Great colors too.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-01-05 2:58]

Hola Paulo.
Good photo, nice details and compositions.

WOW Paulo, we can even see the feather shaped antenae on this male, I suppose.
The horizontal composition is strange, looking to the left, but works very well this time. It has quite a visual impact.
I am very glad you have been interested in my early posts.
Thanks very much for thaking the time to vote them.
I am being serious about visiting you in Castelo Branco and have a walk for taking some shots with you. It would be my first TN meeting :)
Maybe we can exchange some bottles of your Beira Baixa with our Godello and Mencia.
I will send you a private message to be in contact.
My best regards, Felipe.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-02-18 3:58]
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Hi Paulo,
good shot, very nice macro. Interesting b-fly and note. I like it. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

Nearly perfect

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-04-20 1:08]
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Um inseto difícil de fotografar as cores não ajudam muito...!!! Mas você conseguiu uma ótima foto!

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