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My first leafroller in 2007

My first leafroller in 2007
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Copyright: Dmitry Gavryushin (Osmeterium) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 158] (517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, AF Nikkor 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 D (reversed)
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-29 15:00
Viewed: 3389
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ancylis badiana (Tortricidae, Olethreutinae, Eucosmini).
Wingspan around 15 mm.

Two generations of this moth occur during the year, the first in April and May, and later from July to August.
It is active in the late afternoon into the evening, and inhabits a range of woodland and open ground biotopes.
The larvae feed on the leaves of pea (Lathyrus), vetch (Vicia) and clover (Trifolium). The second generation larvae overwinter in a state of diapause.

Source of information: http://ukmoths.org.uk

P.S. There's another very similar species, Ancylis unculana. I would appreciate confirming A. badiana if it's only possible by the picture alone.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-29 15:16]

Hello Dmitry,
this is a very detailed, clear and sharp picture of the micro-moth. Nevertheless, it is difficult to differentiate between similar species, because one cannot see the entire wing coloration. Some characters say it is badiana, others that it is unculana. However, in summary it appears to be badiana.
Best wishes, Peter

OTRA!!! buenisima polilla con la informacion del caso como es tu estilo, aprecio todos estos datos para mi mejor conocimiento,

Hello Dmitry,
Nice moth picture. Crisp clear and well exposed image. Very well done and tfs.

Hola Dmitry,
Excelente toma, gran nitidez con mucho detalle, buena nota informativa. Saludos
José Ramón

Great shot. Excelent POV, sharpness and colors.

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