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Emmelia trabealis

Emmelia trabealis
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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: 2017-08-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-20 14:06
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Points: 16
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Emmelia
Species:E. trabealis

Emmelia trabealis, sometimes known as the Spotted sulphur, is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae.
The species is sometimes placed in the genus Acontia and Emmelia is considered as a subgenus of Acontia.
Spotted Sulphur can be found in most of Europe, in North Africa, the Middle East and Russia to northern China and Japan.It was formerly resident in Great Britain, but has not been seen at any known breeding colonies since 25 June 1960 and is presumed extinct there.
The wingspan of Emmelia trabealis can reach 18–24 mm. The forewings show a very variable black drawings on a yellowish or dirty white background. The rear wings are reddish brown in color.
Eggs are green, elongated and cone-shaped, with a flattened base and distinct longitudinal ribs. Caterpillars are reddish to greenish brown, with dark dorsal lines and a yellow side band, the head is relatively small and brown. Cocoons are red-brown or green.
This species presents two overlapping generations a year, the second generation is generally missing in cool years. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location and then again from August to early September. The pupa overwinters. The larvae feed on field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) and Polygonum species.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-20 14:12]

Hello Luciano,
A very pretty moth with nice bold markings. Lovely warm lighting and excellent detail. I like its diagonal pose.

ciao Luciano,
Une bonne composition dans la diagonale, détails et couleurs intéressantes; bonne profondeur de champ

Hello Luciano,
A very nice colorful moth. Not an easy shoot. The details are stunning.

Happy to note you have gone into great effort to identify this Moth, Luciano.
The subject must be very small; you have done a great macro shot here. The details are wonderful.

Ciao Luciano, graziosa falena, dettagli sopraffini, ottima nitidezza e magnifici colori naturali, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
Very nice BG and composition.
Beautiful Moth and well captured. Hind portion yellow looks bit over exposed, otherwise a beautiful picture. So big eyes! and you captured details very well. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this moth, with fine POV, beautiful perspective,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille aide au cadrage de l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Arlequinette jaune. La lumière fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.


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