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Haematopis grataria

Haematopis grataria
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Copyright: Ertan Ertem (hobyarli) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 43] (379)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-23
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-17 12:54
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Points: 8
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scientific name Haematopis grataria (F.)

common name Chickweed Geometer

Prairie grasslands and shrublands.

Alberta flight dates range from mid July to late August.

The tan forewings and ochre hindwings, with two broad pink transverse bands and border, are unmistakable. The male antennae with its very long pectinations add to the uniqueness of this elegant moth.

life history
The egg hatches in about seven days, and larvae go through five instars and mature in 28 to 30 days. The pupa is light yellow-green and light brown with a purplish dorsal line (McGuffin 1967). Adults come to light. There may be two flights annually in the southern prairies.

Not of concern.

diet info
Larvae feed on muse-ear chickweed (Cerastium), chickweed (Stellaria) and several species of knotweed (Polygonum) (Handfield 1999).

Quebec west to southeastern Alberta, with a single record from Ft. Smith, NWT (McGuffin 1967).

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Selamlar Ertan bey,
çok renkli bir kare,
En güzel dileklerimle,

Hello Ertan,
What a nice coloring moth!... well POV also!... I think a smallo focal aperture (may be f/6) is better for this shot, and you can manage DOF for better whole focused moth. Any way, this a good macro
TFS, Regards, Jesús

great portrait, TFS Ori

Emeğinize sağlık, çok güzel bir güve fotoğrafı olmuş, selamlar

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