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Handmaiden Moth

Handmaiden Moth
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-26 5:22
Viewed: 978
Points: 6
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Just a few minutes ago, I noticed this Moth low on a wall of my residence. It is evening time with the sun setting and the light falling on the wall was mellow. I took this picture with my compact camera. It is getting warmer now and insects have started coming out.

Amata bicincta is a species of moth in the genus Amata (or Syntomis) of the family Arctiidae ("wooly bears" or "tiger moths"). It is also known as nine-spotted moth and handmaiden moth. It is a common day-flying warnignly colored moth. The adult is unpalatable to birds and other predators. It is found in the north-western Himalayas, Sikkim, Khasis and Bangladesh.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-03-27 12:15]

Hi Ram,magnificent macro,not easy to take so well this amata species,usually there are metallic reflections of colors,but your pic is absolutely perfect,very nice! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Ram very nice picture of this beautiful moth thanks gr lou

Hi Ram

you are very lucky as the insects were visiting you in your residence, Very nice image, great details and sharpness.



Hello Ram,
a monumental, very clear, remarkably well lighted, well composed presentation, instantly drawing the attention to your perfect portrait of a small day active moth. Moths quite often do us the favour to rest on the well contrasting plain background of painted walls. You made a good decision to take that chance. Thank you!
With best regards,

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