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Rhodometra sacraria

Rhodometra sacraria
Photo Information
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: 2018-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-29 16:16
Viewed: 466
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A common species in my country,but always difficult to take because always hidden in the grass.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Geometridae

Genus: Rhodometra

Species: R. sacraria

The Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, Africa and large parts of Asia.
The wingspan is 22-28 mm. The length of the forewings is 12-14 mm. The moth flies from April to October and is attracted to light.
The caterpillars feed on knotgrass, dock and other low growing plants.

Rhodometra sacraria, piccola falena, appartiene alla famiglia delle Geometridae.
Ilcolore dell'ala anteriore va dal giallo pallido al paglierino intenso, la banda diagonale varia dal rosea al bruno.
Quando la pupa è esposta a temperature estreme può assumere un colore rosso vivace.
Il bruco, lungo e sottile, di colore bruno pallido o verde, si sviluppa su Polygonum, Anthemis ed altre piante.
La specie, migratrice, è diffusa dall'Europa al Nordafrica, si trova anche in India settentrionale.

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Hello Luciano,
A perfect POV. The wings of this specie are pin sharp. Wonderful natural colors.

Ciao Luciano, anche di questa ne ho il cestino pieno, comune, ma difficile da fotografare, con questa qualità poi.., bravissimo, ciao Silvio

I love this Moth, Luciano! The colours and design on the wing remind me of cotton sarees Indian women wear.
Crisp and well-exposed capture with your compact camera.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-09-30 8:04]

No doubt that this is from moth family, your NOTE is much helpfull but here more depth is in demand, beautiful catch.

Hello Luciano,
Perfect background to showing us this beautiful coloured Moth. Like frame as well POV. Details look good too. Well captured
Thanks for sharing,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-09-30 11:23]

Hi Luciano
It seems as if the moth were kissing another insect.
Interesting species.


Hi Luciano
An interesting one and well photographed but I am having trouble working out his head details.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-10-01 9:40]

Hola Luciano
An excellent picture of this R. sacraria! Great details, sharpness, color and naturality!
Yes this one is familiar to me, we have it in Spain.
Thank you for sharing it.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2018-10-01 13:03]

Ciao Luciano,
this is a very special moth, and you captured well its fine colors and shape. A beauty !
Best regards, Dietrich

Bonsoir Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Rhodometra sacraria. La lumière rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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