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Pyrausta despicata

Pyrausta despicata
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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: 2017-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-02 14:01
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Pyrausta
Species:P. despicata

Pyrausta despicata ,common name straw-barred pearl, is a species of moth of the family Crambidae.
The wingspan of Pyrausta despicata can reach 14–19 mm.The wings are brown or greyish, with quite variable pale brown markings. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location, in two generations.It is active in the sunshine and at dusk.The larvae feed on Plantago lanceolata and Plantago major.
Pyrausta despicata is present in most of Europe.
This moth prefers chalky and limestone habitats.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-03 3:57]

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful photo of this fine looking moth. Its always nice to be able to see some of their underwing markings and color. Very sharp focus allowing us to get a great look at its unique wing markings and body features. Well done!!

Ciao Luciano, gran bella piccoletta, dettagli strabilianti e splendida nitidezza, bei colori brillanti, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this butterfly, fine POV to show its patterns,
great DOF, excellent, focus, and sharpness, TFS


A lovely macro with crisp details, Luciano! Greetings to you!

Hello Luciano,
Even in such unfriendly location, you have captured this Moth quite well. Good details and exposure. I like light on subject and bit dark surrounding. Good POV, here.
Thanks for sharing
Regards and have a nice WE,

Bonsoir Luciano,

Les feuilles aident au cadrage du papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Pyrauste du plantain. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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