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Spoladea recurvalis

Spoladea recurvalis
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-11-25 3:01
Viewed: 993
Points: 12
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Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775)
Lepidoptera: Crambidae
Common name: Beet Webworm Moth, Hawaiian beet webworm

Spoladea recuvralis is a common moth of cretan fauna attacking several weeds of families Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae e.g Amaranthus blitum, Chenopodium sp.etc.
Except weeds it attacks cultivated plants e.g. aubergines, spinach, watermelon,carots and dried stored products.

The wingspan of both sexes is 22-24 mm. Forewings are 9-11 mm long, deep brown with broad white median band which curves parallel to the termen, with triangular distal projection in cell; a short subapical white bar from costa, dorsal to which are two white spots. Hindwings are a deep brown colour with a broad white median bar.

The larvae of S. recurvalis skeletonize the leaves, leafy vegetables such as spinach and chard are severely damaged when the larval population reaches higher density, mainly in the autumn to early winter season in temperate regions.

Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki showed high mortality against third-instar larvae.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-11-25 4:00]

Hello Nikos,
beautiful moth and nice capture species,

hallo Nikos
nice moth with also nice painting on the wings
lovely colours to
thanks gr lou

Ciao Nikos. Just an interesting specie here! Beautiful natural colours.


Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely moth, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-25 15:58]

Hi Nikos,3 good pics but the best is surely the main post,excellent wings position and very good sharpness to show us the design of this very rare specie that i never seen before,excellent work! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos,
I missed a while, but I see that you posted some great pictures of flowers and insects.

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