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Diphthera festiva


Diphthera festiva
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): jacqueline's favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-14 14:48
Viewed: 4935
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
FIRST TIME ON TN.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Noctuidae

Subfamily: Ophiderinae

Genus: Diphthera

Species: D. festiva

The Hieroglyphic Moth, Diphthera festiva, is a species of moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the tropical and subtropical areas of South America (as far south as Bolivia and Brazil), Central America, North America, and the Caribbean. In North America, the species has a south-eastern distribution from South Carolina west to Texas along the Gulf Coast. Strays have been recorded as far north as Michigan and Missouri.


CaterpillarThe wingspan is 37–48 mm (1.5–1.9 in).

The larvae feed on Sterculiaceae, Fabaceae and Malvaceae species.

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Preciosa toma de esta interesante especie poco vista en Tn. Buen encuadre y naturalidad en los colores. Los brillos los dejamos pasar jaja.
Un abrazo Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-12-14 15:05]

Hola Luciano,
sorprendente color,
detalles y presentación atractiva,
original macro.
saludos

Ciao Luciano,
se le farfalle sono spettacolari le falene non possono essere da meno, eccellente definizione e colori brillanti, molto bella la composizione con uno sfondo in un certo senso d'altri tempi.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Wow! What a beautiful looking noctuid. Over here in the UK, they are usually a dull shade of brown or grey.

Well shot and well done!

Ma ciumbia...sei riuscito a beccare anche un falena caraibica durante la "gita"
nella Repubblica Domenicana..bella la presa a terra che mostra i disegni delle ali..ecco due ali cosi' sarebbero da incollare a Diego

ciao e buon martedi' sERGIO

Ciao Luciano. Alto il coefficiente di difficoltà che ti ha fatto fare gli straordinari con la luce sulle parti bianche delle ali. ( Mi a che c'e scappata anche qualche imprecazione...) Il meglio che potessi tirare fuori da questa situazione. Colori brillanti.

Roberto

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-12-14 15:44]

Hi Luciano,

This is a very beautiful moth. The colors and details of the wonderful markings are excellent. I have never seen anything like this in the states and was surprised to read they are present. I love the diagonal position and the natural background.

Jane

Bonjour Luciano
ce papillon nocturne est vraiment superbe ! grace a l'excellent POV et sa pose, on peut parfaitement voir ses superbes couleurs et ses beaux dessins
les details et la lumière sont magnifiques
et félicitations pour une nouvelle espèce sur TN
Passe une bonne nuit
Jacqueline

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-12-14 18:13]

Hola Luciano.
Felicidades por ser Primera foto en TN.
Muy bella imagen e interesante la nota escrita. Los colores de las alas son muy bellos.
Saludos Luciano.
Luis52.

bonjour Luciano

une superbe photo en macro de ce papillon/insecte,
prise par un excellent POV différent de d'habitude,
excellent focus netteté et détails, TFS

Asbed

Hello Luciano,

A great macro of this beautiful moth with lovely details & pose. Great POV, composition & BG. Very nicely taken & presented.

Regards

Umar

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-14 20:34]

Excellent macro!

Hi my friend Luciano
Lovely and precise shot of this moth. Everyting are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
Özgür

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-14 21:23]

Hello Luciano
A fine capture of an interesting moth
Regards
Razvan

hello Luciano
beautiful subject, the background is very good, marvelously contrasting colors in this very fine photo!
keep photographing! TFS
Nasos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-12-14 22:14]

Ciao Luciano,
A very fine portrait of this Noctuid moth. Excellent sharpness and colours even though the use of flash caused a few relections, Nice POV and composition on the concrete BG.
Great that you could ID it!
Thanks and best wishes,
Ivan

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-14 23:54]

Ciao Luciano,
Excellent close up of this moth.Exposure is spot on focus couldn't be better.I liked crosss framing and colors also a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Luciano, proprio vestita a festa la tua splendida falena, complimenti per questa strabiliante prima su TN, macro di grandissima qualità con fantastici colori, ottima nitidezza e splendidi dettagli, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-12-15 0:29]

Hello Luciano.
Great macro. Excellent composition with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. Thank you for posting.
Best regards Siggi

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-12-15 2:06]

Slav Lûcîano,
What a different and interesting moth.Excellent colors and perfect details.TFS and best regards,
Dûrzan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-15 2:17]

Hello Luciano,
Wow, what a beautiful Moth you've found and this capture is really great showing very fine details of its markings and beautiful colours. Congratulations for a first time!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao amico mio Luciano,

Stunning macro of this pretty moth from top POV providing us all upperwing details.
TFS and have a nice day MF!
Cheers,

Bayram

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-15 7:18]

Hello Luciano,
What a fantastic coloured moth. Great markings. Good sharpness, POV and composition. Nice contrasting BG.
Regards,
Peter

hello Luciano
super picture of this Moth
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-15 12:10]

Hi Luciano. Congrat on a first with this beautiful looking Moth. Your to POV lets us see all of the wing markings with sharp focusing and fine detail. All with bright colours. well taken TFs.
Nick..

Ciao Luciano,
I fallow your Dominican Rep. posts, pleasurely. This is a new species, at least for me. The moth is similar a bit to some cockroach living in cave entrances. but very beautiful moth species with colorful wings. you greatly captured it with sharp focus, great POV, composition and colors. thanks for sharing ti with good informative notes. best wishes
Ahmet

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-16 4:32]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une phalène superbe,très "desingn" que tu as pu photographier pendant ton séjour en République domonicaine. Et une première aussi! Et en plus tu as identifié l'espèce! Et l'image est excellente. Bravo et encore bravo!
Bon après-midi. Amitiés.
Anne

Hello Luciano,
Félicitation pour cette première publication sur TN de cette belle mite,avec de superbes couleurs
Bravo et merci pour le partage
Albert

Ciao Luciano,
this one is wonderful, never saw such a Moth - so I'm sure this has to be the first here on TN, congrats, a great catch.
Greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao Luciano
Tutte le tue farfalle della repubblica dominicana sono splendide.
Grazie per queste scoperte, i disegni, i colori, e le forme sono resi molto bene : congratulazioni
amicizie
Laurent

Hello Luciano!
So this time something from Dominican Republic! :) Wow! This species is really great, so colouful, and presented with fine details and very good sharpness.
TFS and have a nice evening!
Friendly yours,
Radomir

HI Luciano,
Great capture, wel framed and great exposure.
erwin...

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