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Rhodometra s. sanguinaria

Rhodometra s. sanguinaria
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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: 2019-10-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-11 13:50
Viewed: 268
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm glad I met this species again, last year I found it in a brown version, while today I found its most beautiful expression, a rare subspecies called "sanguinaria" with really fantastic colors.

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Geometridae

Genus: Rhodometra

Species: R. sacraria

The Vestal (Rhodometra sacraria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, Africa and large parts of Asia.
The wingspan is 22-28 mm. The length of the forewings is 12-14 mm. The moth flies from April to October and is attracted to light.
The caterpillars feed on knotgrass, dock and other low growing plants.

Rhodometra sacraria, piccola falena, appartiene alla famiglia delle Geometridae.
Ilcolore dell'ala anteriore va dal giallo pallido al paglierino intenso, la banda diagonale varia dal rosea al bruno.
Quando la pupa è esposta a temperature estreme può assumere un colore rosso vivace.
Il bruco, lungo e sottile, di colore bruno pallido o verde, si sviluppa su Polygonum, Anthemis ed altre piante.
La specie, migratrice, è diffusa dall'Europa al Nordafrica, si trova anche in India settentrionale.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-10-11 20:44]

Wow, never seen such exciting beauty and the amazing colors. Well captured also exposed and composed nicely, TFS.

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful moth, and as always, you used flashlight in an extraordinary way to get the most proper light conditions. Mesmerizing pink with great textures on the wing as well. The only thing I might have done differently is a vertical composition. Otherwise very nice image.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Ciao Luciano, deliziosa falena, fantastici colori, dettagli super e splendida nitidezza, bravissimmo, ciao Silvio

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-10-15 23:08]


Bonjour Luciano,

L'insecte est bien placée dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Rhodometra s. sanguinaria. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Well captured Moth, Luciano. Excellent background and exposure. In my personal opinion, vertical shot could have been more attractive here.
Thanks for sharing,

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