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Green-brindled Crescent

Green-brindled Crescent
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-22 6:12
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Allophyes oxyacanthae / Green-brindled Crescent / Meidoornuil / Weissdorneule / l'Aubépinière.

Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan 35-45 mm.

Although superficially a dull brown species, the typical form of this moth has patches of metallic green scales giving it an attractive sheen in the correct light. A melanic form, ab. capucina is quite common in suburban areas, and shows much less green.

An autumn species, flying from September to November, it is fairly common throughout much of Britain, occupying woodland, hedgerows and suburban habitats.

The caterpillars hatch in spring and feed on a variety of trees and bushes, including hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).



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To euroblinkie: Druppels "harsHarm-digitaal 1 01-22 06:47
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Hi Harm,
we are neighbours today, that's nice.
This moth (Eule) is beautiful, I like the green-shimmering parts, the design of the wings is fantastic. And we can see lots of resin-drops at the tree.
It's a fantastic shot, my friend, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hallo Harm
mooi geschoten met de druppels hars
lijkt of hij er van snoept
mooie kleuren
groetjes lou

its a very beautiful photo. I never heard that an animal can eat rasine (or is it water drop)

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