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Copyright: Horia Scubli (horias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-09 11:18
Viewed: 2590
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Please ID for this lovely moth!
Thanks, Horia

Our friend Cristian Gusa(cris) help me to find ID. Thanks again!

Pentophera morio(Linnaeus, 1767)
enus: Pentophera Germar, 1812 Original genus: Phalaena Linnaeus, 1758

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To eliz: Multumeschorias 1 05-10 07:19
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Unknown for me as well Horia! But interesting and starting Moth. I have checked my books here without success.
A bit more dept of field can be more appropriate in my opinion, but good colors and pleasant composition.
George Veltchev

Salut Horia
Din pacate, nu te pot ajuta cu ID-ul.Insa un fluture interesant, de fapt imi place foarte mult culoarea neagra. dar si antenele penate. Parca capul insectei nu e in focus, dupa parerea mea.
Numai bine,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-09 14:08]

Hi Horia,i can't help you about the name,it's truely new for me too,maybe it's a first time on TN...you work at the best whit this difficult position,great sharpness on the wing and antennae.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano

hello Horia

excellent macro photo of this moth, with fine POV,
fine focus sharpness and details, excellent details
of the dark subject, excellent contrast of the subject's
dark colour tone and the background's vegetation colour tones,



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-09 19:58]

Culori exceptionale, detalii la fel, o compozitie frumoasa, felicitari!

  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2010-05-10 0:24]
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s-ar putea sa fie genus Epichnopterix, desi nu seamana in totalitate cu cel fotografiat de mine (http://www.fotonatura.ro/forum/album/eliz/insects/2009/IMG_12988.jpg.html). parca la al tau aripioarele sunt mai transparente si mai putin puf pe ele si perii antenelor mai desi. dar din moment ce tu probabil ai mai multe imagini cu insecta poti verifica mai bine.

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  • cris Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 3 N: 31] (789)
  • [2010-05-10 0:49]
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Buna Horia

Felicitari, foarte bine surprinsa aceasta molie. Eu am avut ocazia sa o vad o singura data, cand am si surprins-o.
Cand zboara ai senzatia ca este o fantoma, din cauza aripilor se observa ca o umbra care zboara.
ID - Pentophera morio
Captura mea - http://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=214889


Hi Horia,
What an amazing close up of this moth, and sorry no ID.The intense details of its fine like hairs and see through wing are nicely contsrsted against the OOF green BG.Well done and TFS.

Unknown for me, dear Horia. Indeed TFS. Good details on the insect against the blurred BG. Well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-05-10 5:54]

Very interesting moth of black color against green background, well done, viewpoint could have been better to see the wings head on. tfs.

Ciao Horia, great capture of lovely dark moth, I never see before, cannot help for id, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Buna Horia,

In primul rand vreau sa spun ca imi pare bine sa vad din nou fotografi foarte reusite, dupa o mica absenta pe TN, in al doilea rand felicitari pentru aceasta captura minunata, culori si detalii excelente.

O seara placuta,

Mario with BRAVOS for you.

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