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Micronia aculeata

Micronia aculeata
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Copyright: Pearl Rynjah (Pearl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-02 0:26
Viewed: 3275
Points: 26
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Hello Friends,

A good day to all and a good start to the week... Hope everyone a wonderful weekend.

Thanks to Himanshu who has helped me with the ID. So below are few details and information on this moth.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Uraniidae
Subfamily: Microniinae
Genus: Micronia

Micronia is a genus of moth of subfamily Microniinae of Family Uraniidae.


Palpi porrect, slender, and rather long. Antennae thickened and flattened. Hind leg of male with the femur very slender, the tibiae thickened, with one medial spur and a terminal pair ; a tuft of short hair from the base on upperside. Fore wing with the costa arched towards apex, which is acute ; the outer margin straight ; veins 2 and 3 on a short stalk ; 6 and 7 from angle of cell ; 8, 9, 10 stalked. Hind wing with an angle at vein 4 ; veins 3 and 4 from cell

Hope this helps.

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Hi Pearl

Nicely contrasting fresh photo here of a beautiful specimen of Micronia aculeata Moth from a difficult POV and in the dark I think. The focus could have been better though.


Cia Pearl. A difficult POV indeed. Excellent details nad sharp with very good DOF. TFS the interesting moth.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-02 4:17]

Hi Pearl.
You have met and picture an amazing specimen of the moth. I welcome great DOF, excellent details of the insect, impressive diagonal composition and fruitful use of flash light. Thanks a lot also for kind comments to my last picture. Best wishes.

What fine looking wings this Moth has, Pearl!
You have captured the true colour tone of these wings with tremendous details on them. Very judicious use of fill flash here.
I think I have seen this species on TN for the first time.
Well done and TFS!

Amazing moth Pearl! Great photo with very good composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Ciao Pearl, great macro of fantastic white moth, amazing details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

How delicate a sbject pearl. Well done


Hello Pearl!
Fine macro shot!Wonderful composition, difficult light,lovely colors of this beautiful butterfly.
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6449 W: 89 N: 15592] (65238)
  • [2012-04-02 14:15]

Hi Pearl,how is nice this moth,great capture whit total sharpness on the wings despite the difficult position,the best way to show us the beautiful design of this rare guest of TN,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Peral.
Beautiful white moth spreading wide like a kite. The texture and wings markings are unique with so much details to see. Very good work and thanks for sharing.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-03 5:04]

Beautiful specie so moth, viewpoint could have been better. tfs.

hello Pearl
Very nice Name!
This is a very good picture of this Beauty moth
great details and beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Pearl.
Nice!... And a superb POV!... Wow!..

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