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Peacock or Owl Moth


Peacock or Owl Moth
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-18 13:07
Viewed: 5949
Points: 4
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Owl moth or peacock moth

This is an Owl Moth, Dasypodia cymatodes. The larvae feed on wattle. The pupae are sometimes found under the bark or it litter at the base of the tree.

Dasypodia cymatodes Guenée
Order : Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Size range: Large moth, wingspan 70 mm
Distribution: Australian D.cymatodes, usually north of Nelson; a similar species, D. selenophora throughout New Zealand but commoner in South Island


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  • Great 
  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-18 13:46]

Hello Jim
excellent presentation of the owl moths's wing pattern.
Well focused and very sharp.
Colours appear natural and pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter

  • Great 
  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-19 15:11]

Hola Jim,
bonita macro y original moth,
buen foco y color.
saludos

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