<< Previous Next >>

Theria rupicapraria


Theria rupicapraria
Photo Information
Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-24 7:50
Viewed: 1389
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Theria rupicapraria([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) male / Early Moth copula / Late meidoornspanner copula / Später Schlehenbusch-Winterspanner copula / la Phalène chamoisée copula.

A rare species in Belgium, almost exclusively known from the southern provinces. Where both Theria species occur together, this T. rupricapraria is the most abundant.

The larva lives on Crataegus or Prunus spinosa.

The adults fly from January onwards till March and because of the early flight period they might be overlooked in some areas. The flight period is slightly later than that of T. primaria. They come to light.

ID: Male; the central band contrasts much more with the ground colour than in T. primaria and it is more narrow towards the dorsum; both pre- and postdiscal lines well indicated. Female; the forewings about 1/2 the length of the abdomen; the central band smaller and darker than in T. primaria (when fresh the colour is black) and sharply defined, and it narrows towards the dorsum side.

Source:http://webh01.ua.ac.be/vve/Checklists/Lepidoptera/Geometridae/Trupicapraria.htm

Harm

pirate has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 151 N: 1184] (7372)
  • [2012-02-24 12:52]

Hi Harm
In your note you write Early moth male, am I crazy or do I see a pair copulating?
most interesting that they fly that early
tfs
Tom

Hi Harm,
Wow!!!!... Just fantastic!.... Well done!
TFS
Regards
Jesús

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF