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Chrysodeixis chalcites

Chrysodeixis chalcites
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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: 2015-06-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-06-28 2:38
Viewed: 1017
Points: 3
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Chrysodeixis chalcites (Esper, 1789)
Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
Common names: Tomato Looper, Green garden looper, Golden twin spot

C. chalcites is a moth native in Crete and in Mediterranean regions and tropical Africa as well. Adult about 40 mm wingspan and 15-18 mm long;
forewing gold to bronze in ground color and has two silver oval spots that are similar in size (hence the common name golden twin spot); wings fold over the body at rest.

Larva feeds on leaves and fruits of many herbaceous plants. It is also a pest of outdoor and greenhouse vegetables. The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, and ornamental hosts. Its crop hosts include cauliflower, chrysanthemum, corn, crucifers, geraniums, greenhouse crops, legumes, soybeans, potato, strawberries and tomatos such as Echium vulgare, Apium, Rubus.

Flight period: It can flight all over the year.Flights occur at dusk and moths are attracted to lights.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-30 6:34]

Hi Nikos,not lucky with the location,we can just a part of this specie,and the sharpness too isn't the best,no problems,the next time will be better..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely moth, good details, not the best sharpness but wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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