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Spilosoma virginica

Spilosoma virginica
Photo Information
Copyright: Derek Grant (PeakXV) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR DX
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-05 9:06
Viewed: 2106
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica) caterpillar is shown here feeding on a Curly Dock leaf. Spilosoma virginica is a species of moth in the Arctiinae subfamily. As a caterpillar, it is known as the Yellow woolly bear or Yellow bear caterpillar. As an adult, it is known as the Virginia tiger moth.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Spilosoma
Species: S. virginica
Binomial name: Spilosoma virginica Fabricius (1798)

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Hello Derek,
Impressive photo with excellent clarity and colors. Lovely details of this colorful caterpillar. Perfect WB and contrast against the blue sky.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Derek, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely caterpillar in a beautiful ambientation, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Derek,
amazing colours and composition. Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-05 11:53]

Hi Derek,this point of view is like your hidden signature,magnificent new pic whit the sky in background and fantastic light management,details and colors,my best compliments for the identification too!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Derak,
Great capture and compo. Congratulation.
Cheers from NYC.

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