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Sesiidae - Breakfast Time

Sesiidae - Breakfast Time
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Copyright: Mariani Jo (mj_treknature) (102)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-30 21:40
Viewed: 4865
Points: 12
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I found this insect in bushes at North Jakarta

It's called Clearwing Moths or Sesiidae(thanks for Alan who help me to inform the name) and it's look like Synanthedon arkansasensis species

About Sesiidae:
The Sesiidae or clearwing moths are a family of the Lepidoptera in which the wings have hardly any of the normal lepidopteran scales, leaving them transparent. The bodies are generally striped with yellow, sometimes very brightly, and they have simple antennae. The general appearance is sufficiently similar to a wasp or hornet to make it likely that the moths gain a reduction in predation by Batesian mimicry. This enables them to be active in daylight. They are commonly collected using pheromone lures.Worldwide there are 151 genera, 1370 species , and 50 subspecies.Most of these occur in the tropics, but there are many species in the Holarctic region.
(Source: Wikipedia)


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Hi MJ,
I am pretty sure that this is a moth from the Family Sesiidae, that are well known as Lepidopterous insects that mimic wasps and bees. I cannot help with the Genus and Species but if you start an image search with the Sesiidae, you might find it or something like it. You have captured it very clearly and with good focus. Thanks.

Excellent capture, very nice colors, light and fine details,
have a nice day,

Wow Mariani, lovely capture of this moth. Lovely colours. Very sharp and brigth image. Lovely BG. Very well done.


Ciao Jo, beautiful composition with wonderful moth on a lovely flower, splendid sharpness and fine details, fantastic colors and excellent blurry BG, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Excellent macro of this insect! The coloring, lighting, and distinct details really stand out. This is a wonderful capture and one to be proud of!
Kathy :-)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-27 1:33]

Hello Mariani,
such a beautiful shot of this moth. such a small one and you gives it a pleasant composition. i like pattern and striped body.
well presented composition and I have been trying very hard on this moth too. It is quite difficult to get near.
Well done for you and it is a pleasant presentation.


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