Mother of Pearl
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|I've search for another image with this species here and I found some few. So, this convinced me to post this image, even the image is rather poor than a good quality picture. |
I found this moth on a small mountain near Agapia monastery , in a dark spruce forest. In fact, if was not flying from one plant to another, I would not have the opportunity to take any picture of this species. in fact was hiding under a leaf , so, I had to turn the leaf and hold it ( not stable at all) and use the flash.
Species: P. ruralis
Wingspan 26-40 mm.
One of the largest of Britain's so-called 'micro-moths'; in fact it is larger than many of the 'macro-moths', though this division is largely artificial.
The moth rests with all four wings on display, which show a colourful rainbow-like lustre in certain lighting conditions, as the English name suggests.
Common throughout most of Britain, the adults fly from dusk onwards, and are often attracted to light.
The larvae feed on nettle (Urtica dioica), in a rolled-up leaf.
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O molie interesanta si aflata intr-o compozitie frumoasa.
Numai bine si un weekend placut!
- [2010-10-09 12:31]
I do not entirely agree with you when you say that the quality of your picture is rather poor. From my point of view the little depth of view, the small space in focus and the tender light with low contrast creates a high artistic aspect that I like very much. Moreover, these qualities suit the delicatness of the insect at best. I like it very much!
I love the notice and honest evaluation from the person who took. Very good notes which makes up for the photo problem.
- [2010-10-10 4:02]
This Moth is a real beauty that I also posted a while ago. It is not quite sharp here but the 'pearly' effect shows up well and I like the composition.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla
- [2010-10-10 13:10]
Interesting and beautiful moth.L iked use of DOF a lot.Have a great week!Thanks for sharing..