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Orange Back Wasp Moth

Orange Back Wasp Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-27 4:30
Viewed: 5971
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tiger Moths are small to medium in size. They usually have bright warning colour patterns, which are spotted in red, orange, black or white. Their stout abdomen usually striped with black and yellow-red colour. The stripes give rise to the name "Tiger Moths". They are either distasteful or to predator or are mimic of distasteful species. Some even produce foul chemical.

Most Tiger Moths fly at night but some are day-fliers. They do not fly very fast.

Most Caterpillars of the Arctiidae are covered in dense dark hairs, which gives them the name "Woolly Bears". The hairs can cause irritation in sensitive skin. The caterpillars are small to medium size. The caterpillars usually active during the daytime. If disturbed, they will roll into a tight spiral.

Most Arctiidae caterpillars feed on herbaceous plants and easy to rear. Some are feed on mosses and algae, which they need more moisture environment. They pupate in a loosen silken cocoon made of their hairs and other plants materials.

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Hi Des.
This insect look nice and have some interesting orange spots on it's wings.
Good picture.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-12-27 4:46]

Beautiful captured fine species, good colors and patterns, could have been more brighter. tfs.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2009-12-27 5:04]

Hallo Desmond,
a fantastic close-up of this Amata species!
Perhaps, a little bit too dark.
Best wishies, Peter

Hello des,
This is a fine shot of the insect and visiting it was a great learning experience. It is beautiful, sharply focused photo with fine contrasting colours....thanks for sharing...wish you a happy new year...warmest regards/Abid

Hello Des
Wonderful shot of this tiger moth, the colors are amazing and the details very sharp. The composition is lovely and creative.
Well done and happy 2010

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-12-28 3:36]

Hello Des.

A very nice capture of this beautiful Tiger moth.
They are very well colored as we can see in your picture.
Sharpness is great.

Gr. Hansh

Hi Des,

Beautiful tiger moth, fantastic colors and sharpness. Great pic, although, as others mentioned, it could be a bit brighter. Otherwise a pleasant image to look at. Tfs.

For editing Your photos after getting advices from the colleagues, use the "re-post" function, not the "workshop".

Best regards, László

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