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Sitochroa palealis

Sitochroa palealis
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-27 11:10
Viewed: 1827
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sitochroa palealis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in Europe.
The wingspan is 26-34 mm. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Daucus carota, Peucedanum oreoselinum and species from the genera Hogweed, Foeniculum and Silaum.
A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly, both being of the order Lepidoptera. Moths form the majority of this order; there are thought to be 150,000 to 250,000 different species of moth (about ten times the number of species of butterfly), with thousands of species yet to be described.[1] Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species.
Differences between butterflies and mothsMain article: Differences between butterflies and moths
Moths are not easily differentiated from butterflies. Sometimes the name "Heterocera" is used for moths while the term "Rhopalocera" is used for butterflies to formalize the popular distinction; these, however, have no taxonomic validity. Many attempts have been made to subdivide the Lepidoptera into groups such as the Microlepidoptera and Macrolepidoptera, Frenatae and Jugatae, or Monotrysia and Ditrysia. Failure of these names to persist in modern classifications is because none of them represents a pair of "monophyletic groups". The reality is that butterflies are a small group that arose from within the "moths" (being considered as part of Ditrysia of the Neolepidoptera).[2] There is thus no way to group all of the remaining taxa in a monophyletic group, as it will always exclude that one descendant lineage.Also, both their larvae are similar to coleoptera larvae (beetle).(Wikipedia)

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Ciao Siegfried. An intersting specie taken in excellente colours and light's managment. Good compo.


Hallo Siegfried,
a good macro of this tiny moth, fine details and very beautififul colours, nice composition
Best regards

Hello Siegfried
Interesting and ravely photo graphed math sprcies.Perfect focus and antstanding natural colors.
Best regards

Ciao Siggi, my today neighbour, great macro of lovely moth on a beautiful flower, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Witaj Siggi,
£adny kolor ma ta cma, widzialam przewaznie takie bure. Na tym kwiatku ladnie ja ustrzeliles. Widzialam wczoraj w rowach przy szosie w puszczy, ze one ponownie kwitna.

hello Siegfried
very nice picture on the beauty flower
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Siegfried,
Nice composition of this moth with a good POV, sharpness and beautiful colours. Great note and DOF.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-27 12:46]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice shot of this moth in beautiful natural and contrasting colours, excellent sharpness and a nice diagonal composition. Good DOF.

nice picture Siggi, excellent colors and contrast between colors, nice composition too, as always good focus on the subject,

have a good time,

ciao, tino

Witaj Siggi,
milo bedzie w zimowe wieczory poogladac takie fotki,dobry kadr i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-27 14:17]

Hi Siggi,not easy to take and not easy to identify,a very professional work,i like the perfect light balance for this magnificent white of wings.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hello Siggi
Interesting species and beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-27 22:12]

Bonjour Siegfried,
Excellente netteté et bonne composition pour ce papillon.
Un prise de vue aux jolies couleurs.

nice moth on colorful flower. tfs.

The flowers lend colour to this composition with a Moth on them, Siegfried.
Well done and TFS!

beauty simply observed and captured!

Interesting moth and very beautiful flower. Nice composition and good detail. Not often that one sees a moth feeding from flowers at daytime. regards yiannis

Hi Siegfried,
a very fine macro shot. Excellent detail and good tones of colour. A great capture, very well done.

Czesc Siggi,
bardzo dobra kompozycja i swietne kolory. Ekstra ostrosc. Super kompozycja.
Udanego weekendu,

Hello Siegfried,
Spectacular macro with great focus and very good clarity.
Wonderful contrast and perfect POV.
It is a interesting species of moth with impressive colors.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-28 10:22]

Hi Siegfried,
Colours,composition and sharpness details are superb as usual.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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