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Grammodes bifasciata

Grammodes bifasciata
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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: 2012-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-08 7:58
Viewed: 2910
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Grammodes
Species: G. bifasciata
Noctua bifasciata
Phalaena linearis
Phalaena chalciptera
Noctua parallelaris

Grammodes bifasciata is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Madagascar, eastern Africa, North Africa and other parts of the Mediterranean Basin, including Israel.
There are multiple generations per year in Africa. Adults are on wing from May to August.
The larvae feed on Rubus, Cistus (especially Cistus salviifolius), Smilax and Polygonum species.


Grammodes bifasciata è un lepidottero della famiglia Noctuidae. Si trova in Madagascar, Africa orientale, il Nord Africa e in altre parti del bacino del Mediterraneo, compreso Israele.
Ci sono più generazioni all'anno in Africa. Gli adulti sono sotto in volo da maggio ad agosto.
Le larve si nutrono Rubus, cisto (Cistus salviifolius in particolare), Smilax e specie Polygonum.

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Hello Luciano,
An excellent macro with coloration, sharpness & a dorsal POV. Very nicely done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-08-08 8:30]

Hello Luciano,
What a great macro of this special moth. Fine sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Excellent DOF. Congratulations with this novelty on TN.

AWESOME SHOT, i am sharing this one with a dear friend who is doing a "moth adventure" series as i see this. I wonder if he has seen anything like this yet!! WOOT WOOT great going!

Hi Luciano,
great photo of this moth. Amazing natural colours. Great composition.
Have a nice day,

Hello Luciano,
An unusual moth for me and how well portrayed! And congratulations with your first here. Very well done.

Ciao Luciano,
non so come fai a stanare questi esemplari, bello vederla in "ANTEPRIMA" , ottima macro perfetta in nitidezza e colori.
Complimenti e grazie per la condivisione e le note.
ciao Vanni.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-08 10:26]

Hello Luciano.
Absolutelly amazing colours! Very shaggy moth, beautyfull painted on its wings. Composition, light and details are very good. Good work!Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-08 11:22]

Ciao Luciano,
Splendid lights and beautiful, colorful details on this photo of this Grammodes bifasciata ,very interesting Moth species, TFS!

Ciao Luciano.
Grande macro questa sera splendido esemplare di lepidottero con una magnifica livrea,eccellente nitidezza e ottimi dettagli,e soprattutto dei splendidi colori,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

hello Luciano
super good to send this beauty on TN for thefirst time
i like this moth
great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano
Innanzitutto complimenti per lo scoop in anteprima, eccellente macro in tutto e per tutto.
Un saluto Nico

hi Luciano,
it's lovely moth. some parts are slightly blurred, otherwise it's good POV.
thanks for sharing.

Hello Luciano

Félicitations pour cette première dans TN,
étrange forme de ce papillon sa a l'air de ses
avions de guerre américains dont j'oublie le nom,
superbe POV, DOF, focus, netteté, détails et contraste, TFS


Hello Luciano
Very beatifull and interesting moth.
Good setting with nice background colours. excellent detail and light. Perfect focus.
regards yiannis


This is more like it! Great shot demonstrating the symetry of nature. I sure enjoy your macro images!

Best wishes,


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-08-08 23:53]

Hi Luciano,

Truly lovely moth. expertly recorded. Excellent use of the flash!

All the best,


Hi Luciano,
a very nice piece of butterfly!

Hallo Luciano
I very much like the colours an mostly triangular patterns you captured on the wings of this beautiful Grammodes bifasciata moth. It stands out well against the green leaf as backdrop and I also find the composition and point of view pleasant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Luciano,
Lovely butterfly with fantastic details,excellent sharpness,splendid light and wonderful natural colors.

Perfect compo of this "artistic" moth, TFS, Ferran

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-08-09 6:42]

Hello Luciano,
It's very interesting moth which has an uncommon pattern. I'm curious if it live in my region.
Regards, Pawel

Preciosa !

Hello Luciano
Fantastic moth and impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

never saw this one before, great ! Ori

Luciano : Bravo
forma geometrica è bello, e ripristina la tua foto con i dettagli

Bonjour Luciano,

Les feuilles cadrent bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Noctuelle de la Salsepareille. La lumière de l'après-midi met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano, congratulazioni per una prima su TN di fantastica qualità, bravo anche a trovarne il nome, che io co' ste falene non ci capisco niente, complimentoni, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-13 1:01]

Bonjour Luciano,
Comme toujours après une absence je trouve quelques splendides images de Luciano!. Je choisis celle-ci pour son sujet d'abord. Une créature vraiment spéciale et au "design" très moderne. Bravo aussi de l'avoir identifié.
Un posting vraiment intéressant!

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-15 0:56]

Hi Luciano,
congratulations on this capture my friend, amazing spicies,
beautiful details & colors ! Well done !

E con i miei sono 60. Apprezzata la novità, è vero, ma anche la qualità non scherza.


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