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Epicallia villica

Epicallia villica
Photo Information
Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-24 13:13
Viewed: 2972
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Cream-spot Tiger (Epicallia villica) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. The species is distributed from the Iberian Peninsula across western and southern Europe, Anatolia, western and northern Iran, West Siberia, Southwest Asia and North Africa.

The wingspan of these moths reaches 45–60 mm. They have black forewings with white, broad patches and spots. The orange hind wings have black spots. The thorax is black and the abdommen is reddish-orange. The caterpillars are black with light brown tufts of hairs, while the head and the legs are reddish. They can reach a length of about 12-12 mm.

Behaviour :
The moths are nocturnal and attracted by light, but the females fly also during the day. By day these moths can be found resting on leaves. Moths of this species fly from March to July depending on the location.
This species inhabits woodland, areas with bushes and hedges and sunny open grassy areas


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-24 13:25]

Hi Fikret,very nice point of view to see all the details and colors of the body,and the nice design of the wings in the blurred background too,very rare to see and very interesting,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hello Fikret,
nice photograph of this Tiger moth species. good natural colours, good exposure.. overall very soothing to eyes. i liked the POV too. clarity is remarkably good.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-05-24 18:55]

Hello Fikret,
Color, color and more color is how I would describe this gorgeous moth. Excellent detail and perfectly exposed. A top notch image in my book!!

Hi Fikret, Perfect focus and very nice pov. This moth is colorful. Very well done. JC

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-05-25 0:01]

Fikret Bey Merhaba,
türün güzel fotoğrafı,net çekim olmuş,tebrikler..

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-05-25 0:31]

Beautiful moth species..very colorful and good composition. tfs.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-05-25 3:05]

Hello Firket,
This colourful Tiger look very attractive, nicely blurred BG.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Fikret, great macro of lovely moth with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-05-25 10:08]

Hi Fikret,
Fantastic close-up of this insect. Amazing colors,
very good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Fikret
An excellent photo, good point of view, very good detail, nice setting and background.
Lovely moth with nice colours
regards yiannis

hallo Fikret
super good sharpness and great details
the colours and light are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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