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Panemeria tenebrata

Panemeria tenebrata
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-23 2:48
Viewed: 981
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Panemeria
Species:P. tenebrata

Panemeria tenebrata, the small yellow underwing, is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Europe but is missing in northern Scandinavia, in Portugal, in central and southern Spain, as well as on most Mediterranean islands, except Sicily. In the east, the range extends to the Ural mountains, but the east distribution limits are still insufficiently known. Occurrence in Asia Minor is uncertain, but it is known from Jordan and Israel.The wingspan is 19–22 mm. Forewing dark fuscous, varied with red brown and with a sprinkling of pale grey scales; inner and outer lines indistinctly darker; a dentate, cloudy dark fuscous median shade; a darker shade precedes and defines the subterminal hue; hindwing blackish, with a deep yellow outer fascia not reaching inner margin; in the ab. obscura Spul. the black borders of the hindwing are wider and the white band smaller.The moth flies from April to July depending on the location. It prefers sunny weather.
Larva light green; dorsal line deep green; subdorsal lines whitish, edged with darker; spiracular line more yellowish, edged with dark green above: head pale green. The larvae feed on the flowers and seeds of Cerastium and Stellaria.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2017-04-23 2:55]

Excellent capture moth..thanks.

Ciao Luciano, questa è proprio piccola, l'ho fotografata ieri,unica che volava insieme a un Pyrgus nel grande gelo, ottimi dettagli, bei colori e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Gem of a capture with your compact camera, Luciano.
The focus is spot-on and the colours and details on the wings are fabulous.
What a fortunate setting with the Moth straddling white flowers!

Bonjour Luciano,

Le papillon est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Panemeria tenebrata. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Luciano,
Beautiful captured. Perfect OOF and semi blurred BG and moth looks well. Good details and POV. Attractive composition; like the way you used those white flowers.
Thanks and regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-24 19:04]

Hello Luciano,
Outstanding macro of this beautiful marked moth. The clarity and detail is quite impressive and the color tones are vivid yet natural in appearance. Perfect white balance and the exposure is right on the money.

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