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Blotched Emerald - Comibaena bajularia

Blotched Emerald - Comibaena bajularia
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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: 2009-05-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-09 5:03
Viewed: 3387
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Comibaena bajularia([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)/ Blotched Emerald / Gevlekte zomervlinder / Eichenwald-Grünspanner / le Verdelet ou le Géomètre bajulaire.

Wingspan 23-27 mm.

This very attractive species is distributed mainly in the southern half of England, and parts of Wales.

The favoured habitat is deciduous woodland, where the larvae feed on the leaves of oak (Quercus). They attach bits of leaves and other plant debris to themselves which act as superb camouflage.

The main flight period is June to July when the adults, particularly the males, are attracted readily to light.



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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-09 5:25]

Hello Harm,
What a beautiful moth in uncommon bright green colour. Good sharpness and spread wings very well only BG is so unnatural.
Best regards, Pawel.

Hello Harm,
Striking moth, beautifully captured, although the BG colour is very disturbing. I changed it in a workshop... Thanks.

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