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Lace Border - Scopula ornata

Lace Border - Scopula ornata
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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: 2008-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 2:07
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Scopula ornata(Scopoli, 1763) / Lace Border / Kantstipspanner / Schmuck-Kleinspanner / la Phalène ornée.

Lace Border Scopula ornata
(Scopoli, 1763)
Wingspan 21-24 mm.

A very attractive species, whose range is reducing, and is now only found locally in the south-east of England.
Nocturnal,will fly during the day if disturbed.
Especially on Chalky grassland and downland.

The moths fly in May and June, then again from late July to September.

The larvae feed on thyme (Thymus) and marjoram (Origanum), those of the second brood overwintering.


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Hallo Harm
Wow! A most enjoyable sight. The innocent and pure appearance of the butterfly is stunning. The details captured on this attractive insect is really outstanding and the features is pleasant to look at. Great framing and a pleasant sight to look at. Kind regards

Hello Harm,
beautiful macro with very interesting photomodel! Great composition, colours and details!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-04 2:34]

Hello Harm,

Very beautiful moth with smooth and fine texture of the wings.
POV and colors are great.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Harm.
This is a wonderful moth. Also in Turkey.
And your photo is also very beautiful...
I tery to load my moth photos as soon as possible. First I try to finish my plants.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2009-02-04 7:19]

How beautiful!!
I love those white wings so perfectly captured.
Fantastic shot!

Like snow - or like a bride.
Hi Harm, again such an impressive one, I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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