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white moth
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Copyright: Ninfa Urania (Ninfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony DSC-P200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 2:06
Viewed: 6883
Points: 10
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White Moth

The night of the moths

The night of January 26 was one night with many white moths as this in the city, me not to remember to have seen so many in one night. Them to have an enormous abdomen. Me to remember their beautiful and nervous flapping. Yo recordar su hermoso y nervioso aleteo. The previous days it had been raining. The following day me to visit a place where I found along my road, dead hundred of them along a long corridor, instead of petals of roses, my road was covered for beautiful inert white moths.

Me not to be completely sure but in an intent of identifying it: the family that I find nearer to this moth is the Lymantriidae, also called moth lizard. Probably the Dispar Lymantria, commonly denominated: gypsy moth. This species is native of Europe and Asia. It was introduced in North America to produce cheap silk, it escaped from the captivity and this to convert transformed into plague.

Approximately 2600 species in the world, they are found in the foliage of the leaf trees it expires and coniferous, and in bushes.

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Hola Ninfa
Like the POV and the BG.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-13 3:36]

hello Ninfa,
A good capture of this moth with an excellent POV.
I like the reflection which shows the underside of the wings.
The whites are hot but it looks like the conditions were difficult.
Nice work,well done.


Hi Ninfa,
The contrast is very nice, also especially the shade and reflection is so effective.Congratulations.Have a nice days...

Hi Ninfa,
that's pretty with the nice reflection.
Also good contrast. I also saw such a moth last year, but it had black spots on the wings.
Nice shot, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-14 15:53]

Hola Ninfa.
Elegante e inusual fotografia, el reflejo es sumamente elegante asi como ese fondo negro en contraste con el color blanco del especimen, buena foto.

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