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Tyria jacobaeae

Tyria jacobaeae
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-06 19:22
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Tyria jacobaeae / Sint-jacobsvlinder / Cinnabar Moth / Blutbär Jakobskrautbär / Proporzyca marzymłódka

The Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. It has been introduced into New Zealand, Australia and North America to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths have a wingspan of 32-42 mm (1.3-1.7 in).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnabar_moth

De Sint-Jakobsvlinder (Tyria jacobaeae) is een dagactieve nachtvlinder uit de familie Arctiidae, de beertjes.

De vlinder komt niet alleen in Nederland en België voor, maar ook in West- en Centraal-Azië en is ingevoerd in Nieuw-Zeeland en Australië om daar jacobskruiskruid te bestrijden.

De Sint-Jakobsvlinder heeft als leefgebied zandgrond, waar zijn waardplanten, het jacobskruiskruid en enkele andere kruiskruidsoorten voorkomen.

De lengte van de vleugel is 16-21 millimeter.

De vliegtijd is van half mei tot en met begin augustus.



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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-06 20:03]

Hello Harm.
Excellent POV on that beautiful bug.
He looks like he is wearing a royal robe.
Very rich colors and sharp details.
TFS. : )

Well done Harm, nice specimen.

Great shot of this butterfly, and colore is wondefull;-))

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-06 23:53]

Hello Harm
A great capture of this lovely little moth. I like your POV with the wings draped around the insect, the composition are good, and the colours are splendid. While the BG shows a little noise it is easily fixed in PP, but it is well removed from the moth thus complimenting it very well.
Good work and TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-06-07 2:09]

Hello Harm!
Very interesting moth. It looks like someone from 'gothic' movie with long, red/black coat. Good details and POV.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-06-07 4:01]

Hello Harm,
A nice capture.
Excellent detail and texture of the wings.
Great colours and DOF.
Very well done.


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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-07 5:02]

So beautiful Harm!
Excellent on colours!
Very good on details!
Good POV!

Hi Harm,
it's so beautiful, I've never seen such an insect before and I love it. The red and black - that's marvelous, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-07 12:46]

Hi Harm,
Incredible moth! Texture and colors are great. The vertical position and the open wings give the sensation of a coat! Very good job!
TFS, José M.

Hello Harm,
very well composed shot of the Cinnabar Moth, showing the wings of this pretty day active moth in a very appealing and perfect way! Slightly reducing brighness and a little increase in contrast might add to the impact - tried a little workshop to test. Thank you! Best regards,

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-06-07 15:24]

Cześć Harm. Świetne ujęcie, wygląda jak przykryty peleryną. Duże brawa.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-06-07 15:40]

great shot of the cinnabar moth - they have such wonderful colours don't they. I like the way you have caught the wings slightly open rather than closed tight, showing some of the body.



I like the way this one's wing drap down like a dress.
Very attractive species, well captured.
Good composition and sharpness.

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