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Autographa gamma

Autographa gamma
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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: 2018-05-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-15 13:01
Viewed: 460
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Noctuidae

Genus: Autographa

Wingspan 35-46 mm.

A well-known immigrant species, this moth can turn up in thousands under the right conditions, especially at coastal migration watch-points. It can occur anywhere in Italy, and in autumn, the breeding population from spring migrants is swelled by further migration.
The adults can be found from spring through till late autumn, and can be seen by day as well as at night, when they regularly visit light.
The larvae feed on a wide range of low plants.


Ali anteriori di colore castano
1 macchia argentea che imita la lettera greca gamma (Y) in ogni ala
Margine distale delle ali dentellato
Apertura alare mm 35-46 circa
Generazioni: da 3 a 5
Depone mediamente 300-500 uova (può superare le 2000), isolate o in gruppi piccoli .

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-05-16 8:28]

The informative NOTE opens the chapter, there I search my memory for such moth that I have seen but not, nice catch.

Ciao Luciano, bella falenetta, dettagli favolosi, gran nitidezza e magnifici colori, non facile fotografarla con questa qualità, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano

Excellent macro of this moth with its environment,
fine POV, beautiful light and contrast of the color tones, TFS


Luciano i have seen better picture's of you of moths
gr lou

Bonjour Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Gamma. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


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