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Ermine Moth

Ermine Moth
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-13 20:51
Viewed: 720
Points: 10
[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 3442 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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Beautiful moth with nice colors , Ram.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-14 1:41]

Hello Ram,
it's a beautiful moth, I like the wings so much, pretty colours and nice design.
Regards Sigi

hallo Ram
very nice picture of this moth with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-14 9:39]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful photo of this moth in good sharpness and details. The colours look very natural. Excellent presentation.

Hello Ram
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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [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

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