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Moth #3 (Creatonotus transiens)

Moth #3 (Creatonotus transiens)
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-15 0:25
Viewed: 6756
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The same place, Phnom Krom, as my previous post. This one looks like moth to me but not able to identify the exact species. A help is needed here.

16 Oct. 2006
Thanks to our friend batu (Peter Roos) that help in ID this moth.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Arctiidae
Sub Family: Arctiinae
Species: Creatonotus transiens (Walker,1855)
Common names: tiger moths (Arctiinae)
Small- to medium-sized moths; wings held rooflike while at rest.
Tiger moths often lightly or brightly colored with stripes, bands, or spots on the wings.

Arctiidae is a large and diverse family of moths with around 11,000 species found all over the world. This family includes the groups commonly known as tiger moths (or tigers), which usually have bright colours, footmen (which are usually much drabber), lichen moths and wasp moths.

Tiger Moths are small to medium in size. Many have bright warning colour patterns, which are spotted in red, orange, black or white. Their stout abdomen usually striped with black and yellow-red colour. The stripes give rise to the name "Tiger Moths". They are either distasteful or to predator or are mimic of distasteful species. Some even produce foul chemical.

Most Tiger Moths fly at night but some are day-fliers. They do not fly very fast.
Most Caterpillars of the ARCTIIDAE are covered in dense dark hairs, which gives them the name "Woolly Bears". The hairs can cause irritation in sensitive skin. The caterpillars are small to medium size. The caterpillars usually active during the daytime. If disturbed, they will roll into a tight spiral.
Most ARCTIIDAE caterpillars feed on herbaceous plants and easy to rear. Some are feed on mosses and algae, which they need more moisture environment. They pupate in a loosen silken cocoon made of their hairs and other plants materials.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-15 2:39]

Hi Jitti,
Delicated colors, soft light, excellent details and composition and a smart moth.
Best regards, Josť M.

Hi Jitti,
Great shot, sharp and neat. Nice DoF. May need to be cropped at right side, just to improve proportion between main object (the moth) and canvas size.
Have a nice weekend.

Ben Lakitan

Hello JC,
Good macro work, superb details!
I like the framing and the way the outline of the feaf is used in the composition...
Pablo -

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-10-15 3:38]

Hi Jitti.
Very interesting POV presents this moth in other angle till prevail.I like compo and accurate sharpness with fine details.Well done.
TFS and greetings

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-15 4:04]

Hallo Jitti,
a nice first picture of this moth on this sunny sunday morning here in Germany. Very good sharpness and nice point of view. A little more cropping (right part of the picture) could be an improvement of the general composition.
The moth shown is:
-- Creatonotus transiens
-- family: Arctiidae
Best wishes, Peter

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-15 4:28]


Very nice shaot of this beautiful moth!
Exellent sharp details and textures here!
Also very nice is the difused light on him. Very well done!
Lovely colors and DOF, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-15 4:35]

Hi Jitti,
This is a fine sharp macro of a species of tiger moth that is new to me. I agree with Peter that a bit of cropping would make this shot look even better.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Wonderful profile view of this creature which looks like a moth to me, JC.
You have done a perfect macro job here. The image is very sharp and the details on both the insect and the leaf are superb. I especially like the details and colours on the legs and wings.
TFS and bye.

Hi Jitti,
a wonderful shot, the sharpness is excellent and the colours pretty.
Looks like a noble moth, but I also don't know the ID, sorry.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-15 7:34]

Hi Jitti,
this is a very nice closeup. Very nice Focus on you object and the DOF is right on. A very POV to get a view of wing and underneath. Great details, colors and sharpness are very good.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-10-16 3:40]

Hi Jitty!
I'm glad you've found this fellow so that we have this nice photo in front of us. Exc. colors and sharpness!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-16 10:40]

Nice macro Jitii with suitable POV and compo.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, sharpness, focus, color, lighting, framing, notes.

I like it: background.

I don't like it: nothing


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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-19 15:36]

Hi Jitti,
Great moth close-up my friend.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,blurred bg and lighting.TFS

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