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Cream Striped Owl Moth

Cream Striped Owl Moth
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 0 N: 1625] (7741)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-31
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 1:27
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Points: 10
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Known to scientists as Cyligramma latona, this species is found all over tropical Africa as well as in Madagascar and apparently even in Yemen.
It is very readily attracted to lights and on the African continent it often ventures into houses, where it flutters about stealthily and rests on walls with its wings up, as if on the alert.
In the wild the moth often feeds on the juice oozing from damaged overripe fruit,
The cream-striped owl moth is one of at least six species of owl moth found in Madagascar.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5077 W: 260 N: 15590] (50614)
  • [2011-04-03 8:20]
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Hello Bung-Bing,
A fine capture of this striking species of Noctuid moth. The POV is not perfect but it does show its features resting with the wings open. Excellent sharpness and natural colours with good use of flash.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Bungbing,

What a lovely butterfly image you have here today Bungbing, fabulous detail and colours, and good sharpness throughout, Great stuff and congratulations,
Best Regards,


Hallo Bung-Bing,
a very beautiful macro shot of this marvellous moth, fine details, very good use of flash with beautiful bright colours, nice composition
Best regards

Ciao Bunyapon, fantastic moth in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-04-22 3:50]

Hello Bunyapon,
Just saw by chance this interesting picture. I love the golden colors of the leaves on the ground matching so well with the brownish wings of the Owl Moth. An impressive creature!
Thanks and kind regards

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