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Micro-moth (Agriphila straminella)

Micro-moth (Agriphila straminella)
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Copyright: marie christine guegan (mariki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Samsung digimax D103
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 1:01
Viewed: 4566
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Agriphila straminella syn. Agriphila culmella, Crambidae

Dutch name: Blauwooggrasmot
French name: ??
English name: ??

Agriphila straminella is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in Europe.
The wingspan is 16-20mm. The moth flies from June to September depending on the location.

The larvae fee on various grasses, such as Festuca ovina, Smooth Meadow-grass and Common wheat.

(source: wikipedia)

zulfu, anel, siggi, Dis. Ac., jaycee, boreocypriensis, cataclysta, maurydv, bahadir, uleko, Argus, hester, Alex99, peter_stoeckl has marked this note useful
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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-04 1:04]

Helllo Marie, interesting shaped moth. Excellent capture. Nice details and POV.
TFS and G's,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-04 1:05]

Hi Marie,
Outstanding shot of this tiny moth with very impressive sharpness and clarity of details. Those brush-like antennaes and the blue eyes look fabulous and I like the sheen of flash lighting on its wings. Excellent DOF, POV and composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-04 5:09]
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Bonjour MarieChristine,
Très mignonne Cette Agriphila aux yeux bleus !(Blauwoog=yeux bleus?)Tu as très bien photographié cette micro-créature,malgré des couleurs plutôt difficiles. Très bonne netteté et joli scintillement des ailes.
Bien vu et intéressant!
Bonne fin de semaine

hello Marie,
Çok güzel bir çalışma.

Hello Marie
Superb picture of so small insect. It is quite difficult job to take pictures like this. You've managed very well.
Very good sharpness and colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-04 9:38]

Hello Marie Christine,
Lovely image with great POV and excellent composition and sharpness details. Lovely light and perfect DOF.
Regards Siggi

Hi Mariki, great macro of little moth, I take phopto of this specie and I know how it's difficult take this fantastic details, splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Marie,

good sharp macro shot of these Mott.
Beautiful colours and dof.
I have also a specie of the Mott been placed on Tn a while ago.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-04 12:11]

Hi Marie,

A moth with blue eyes?? Not to mention the irridescent silver on the wings. And the unusual antennae! I have never seen anything like this. Wonderful shot with marvelous colors, textures and details. I'd love to see another view of this strange moth......


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-04 12:27]

Hallo Marie Christine,
Een juweeltje in de insektenwereld en prachtig gefotografeerd.
Persoonlijk vind ik het erg leuk en leerzaam om steeds weer jouw foto's te bekijken, ook al liggen onze interesses op een ander vlak. Ook van jouw kant waardeer ik het zeer dat je steeds mijn foto's beoordeelt. Hartelijk dank hiervoor.
Vriendelijke groeten,

Hi Marie

What a strange micro-moth species having tasseled antennas. Wonderful details, sharpness, DOF/POV and composition.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Marie
Very nice sharp image of this small moth. It is probebly the first photo of this species on TN. Good exposure, nice field guide POV. I also like the thin crop here

Ciao Marie Christine,
bellissima macro di questo piccola e graziosa falena, perfetto utilizzo della luce flash che mette in risalto i magnifici colori delicati e leggermente dorati, eccellente definizione dei dettagli, mi piace molto anche la postura dell'insetto con le antenne ripiegate lungo il corpo.

Hello Mariki, beautiful close-up shot of a moth. Excellent sharpness and composition.
TFS and regards, Bahadır

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-05 22:00]

Hello Marie, Interesting shaped moth and lovely capture. The view is perfect. Ganesh

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-08 3:08]

Hello Marie,
Great macro of this tiny moth! I like the focus on the colourful eye and the feathery antennae. I also like the silvery sheen to the wings. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-09 7:20]

Hello Marie,
An excellent macro of this little Crambid moth taken from a fine lateral POV with good sharpness and very good use of flash.
At present I am trying to ID what I think is a Pyrausta species from Lanzarote but I can't find anything on the internet. Perhaps you might know of a site...
TFS this fine macro,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-12 11:42]

Hi Marie

What a strange and delicate looking moth. I love the big eye. Beautiful details captured



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-13 10:15]

Hi Marie.
Blameless macro work with fantastic sharpness and details of the moth and brilliant exposure and delicate colour reproduction. My congratulations on so refined work.

Excelente trabajo Marie y más con la dificultad que entraña esa toma. Bien plasmados los colores y buen control de la iluminación.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Dear Marie Christine,
remarkably well detailed documentation of this tiny little moth. I like the white-in-white presentation, allowing to see very subtle shades of slightly iridescent colours.
Thank you! With all my best wishes,

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