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Empyreuma pugione

Empyreuma pugione
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-11 15:05
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Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Empyreuma
Species:E. pugione

The Spotted Oleander Caterpillar Moth (Empyreuma pugione) is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is found on the West Indies, but has been introduced to Florida and Cuba.
The wingspan is 43–48 mm. The forewings are light chocolate brown with a border fringe of deeper brown. The area between the costal and subcostal veins on the forewing is carmine red. The hindwings are entirely carmine red with a deep brown border fringe. They are day-flying.
The larvae feed on Nerium oleander. They are light orange and hairy.

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Indeed, this is the very first appearance of this Moth here on TN, Luciano.
The colour of the wings is beautiful.
The texture of the leaf makes an apt background.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2017-12-11 19:04]

The wings have beautiful contrast with the background, a well vertical composition nice catch.

Hello Luciano,
Nice image with a lovely moth. The shape is close to the NINE-SPOTTED MOTH (AMATA PHEGEA), but with different colors.....Very good details and colors...

Ciao Luciano, altra favolosa proma, gran bella, colori brillanti, ottimi dettagli e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo,ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-13 9:25]

Hello Luciano,
What a wonderful colours and fantastic sharpness. Very beautiful photo in a fine composition.

Hi Luciano,

A gorgeous picture of the insect. The contrast and the vibrant colors brought out perfectly.

Well done!!

Warm Regards,

Hello Luciano,
Perfection, amazing photo. Beautifully composed photo.
Best regards

Bonsoir Luciano,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue rapprochée permet de voir les détails du papillon Empyreuma pugione. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.


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