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Rhodostrophia pudorata sicanaria

Rhodostrophia pudorata sicanaria
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Copyright: Marcello Romano (marcellr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 38 N: 1012] (3514)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-17 8:22
Viewed: 4905
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sicilian beauty



Subfamily Sterrhinae comprises more than 110 genera in at least seven tribes.
Moths in this subfamily are medium to small in size. They usually pink or yellow in colour.

Rhodostrophia pudorata sicanaria (Zeller, 1852)

Wing span: 30 - 35 mm

An uncommon species, endemic of Sicily and Calabry.
This species is active at day time and flies in areas with dry grassland.
This moth can be seen from May to July.
Foodplants: Spartium, Genista, Cytisus


Avevo già presentato questa specie qui.

boreocypriensis, vanderschelden, Ena, nirmalroberts, jmp, nardophoto, cicindela, mariki, XOTAELE, haraprasan, sandpiper2, meyerd, rousettus, Christopher_PL, valy67 has marked this note useful
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Hello Marcello,

What a wonderful butterfly with your excellent photography. I have never seen this species before! Perfect! The technical quality of this image couldn't be better.


Ma che bella Marcello e che bei colori!
Splendida falena, mai vista prima, grazie per averi mostrato questo splendore, la qualità come al solito è superba, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Wonderful image, Marcello
This Rhodostrophia pudorata sicanaria automatically brings up a wonderful color palette.
Furthermore I do like the tip to tip sharpness.
Very good tonal curve! Excellent compo.

Hi Marcello,
Excellent shot with great colours and sharpness. Never see this beautiful butterfly!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-17 9:35]

Ciao Marcello,
Bellissima presentazione di questa altrettanto bella specie di farfalla!
Meravigliosi i colori e la composizione!

Hi Marcello,
Very colourful moth.
Sharp, well composed, representative picture.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-17 10:26]

Hi Marcello,
This Sicilian beauty has a great colours and beautifuls patterns, perfectly captured in your photo: exposure, colours, pov and pose are the best.
TFS, José M.

Hello Marcello!
Beautiful and very colourful geometrid moth species! I like it a lot! Bravo for interesting note about this Italian endemic :)
Greetings from Lodz,

Ciao Marcello,
questo scatto è molto meglio di quello che ci avevi presentato tempo fa.
Mi piacerebbe incontrarla e fotografarla. Sarò in Sicilia a Maggio. Credi che nelle parti di Gela si possa incontrare questa specie di farfalla?
Congratulazione per la tua galleria fotografica. Stai dando un contributo notevole alla conoscenza della fauna entomologica della nostra isola. Bravo.
Ciao e grazie.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-02-17 12:08]

Ciao Marcello,
an unparalleled picture of that species. Everything is perfect here.
I'm particularly impressed by the natural well-reproduced colours and the unique sharpness!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-17 12:22]

Hello Marcello,
What a beautiful clear colours and amazing sharp details in this photo. Excellent POV and composition.

Una belleza increíble.
Acertado encuadre y muy buen comentario.
Cordiales saludos, JL.

Ciao Marcello,
What a beautiful colouration of the moth!
perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details in the shot
very well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-17 20:23]

Hi Marcello,
Outstanding shot of this beautiful moth with such lovely soft colours and sharp details on its wings. Great lighting and exposure levels and I like the colour contrast here. Looks majestic perched up there with open wings. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

Hello Marcello,

Beautiful picture of this colourful moth. Great sharpness and wonderful light and colours.


Hi Marcello,
A nice capture of this beautiful and colorful moth. It looks like one of my kite that I used to make when I was at college. It flew very well surprisingly the colors & patterns match so well to that kite. Excellent sharpness and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Marcello

Very good shot of this beautiful moth.
Great light and exposure.
Great sharpness and composition.


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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-18 11:37]

Bonjour Marcello
Très belle prise, couleurs et netteté sont excellentes, très belle présentation, très beau sujet.
Félicitations, amicalement Robi

Hi Romano,
each time I consult your gallery its an enjoyable experience for me: so many insects I never saw, excellent photography, interesting notes. This Geometrid is no exception!
Thanks for your great contribution, Marcello.
Best regards

Hallo Marcello
I saw this stunning butterfly a day or two ago, the moment passed and I never came to give my comments.Now is my turn. This is a lovely shot of this colourful butterfly. Nice wing colour, especially the ice-cream pink. This is a super shot, with fantastic sharpness and a great combination of colours. The yellow flower and the pink and soft baby yellow of the bird make a perfect match. Photo is well framed and the presentation is splendid and in a fine manner. Thanks for sharing this special photo.
Kind regards

Hello Marcello,
I visit your post often. You have a great portfolio. This is one of the best. Elegans and great macro of this colorful and beautiful moth. POV, vivid colors, sharp focus and details great. Yellow flowers great for composition. TFS, well done

Hello Marcello,
Great shot of this rare species. Great colours and sharpness. I admire also your composition ;-)


Hello Marcello !
Wow, this is a plendid moth ! I love its colors, this pink is really amazing. Excellent sharpness and details, wonderful colors, beautiful composition and POV, and a nice pose of the butterfly, with the wings full open, wo we can admire his beautiful markings. Very well done !

Ciao Marcello,
Che bella farfalina! Qui non ci sono specie con questi colori in toni panna, sembra fatta di gellato di fragola e "lemon pie".
ottima chiarezza e nitidezza, un buon lavoro e nota

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-23 5:11]

Hello Marcello,
A real beauty!
fantastic capture, great light and colora,
beutiful pose!
Regards, Dejan

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