|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2015-07-13|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-07-13 20:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Buff Ermine (Spilarctia luteum) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is sometimes placed in the genus Spilosoma. It is found throughout the temperate belt of the Palearctic region south to northern Turkey, Georgia, Kazakhstan, southern Siberia (excluding Buryatia), Eastern Mongolia, Amur Region, China, Korea and Japan.|
The wings of this species are buffish yellow (the males tend to be more yellow in colour than the females) and are typically marked with a diagonal row of dark spots on the forewing and a few other scattered spots on both forewings and hindwings. The extent of black markings varies considerably, however, from almost spotless examples to largely black melanic forms. The wingspan is 34–42 mm. The species flies from May to July.
The larva is pale brown and very hairy. It is polyphagous, feeding on a wide variety of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. This species overwinters as a pupa.
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- [2015-07-14 1:41]
it's a beautiful moth, I like the wings so much, pretty colours and nice design.
very nice picture of this moth with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
- [2015-07-14 9:39]
Very beautiful photo of this moth in good sharpness and details. The colours look very natural. Excellent presentation.
i Like the contrasting colors of this moth with the yellow wings and the red back, superb details and great composition
Have a good night
- [2015-07-15 12:23]
Hi Ram,perfect POV to show us this nice and curious moth,i like the red between the brown,fine details and perfect exposure too,interesting post as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano