|Copyright: Calin Ciotlos (blackasmodeus) (104)|
|Date Taken: 2010-06-07|
|Camera: Canon 350D, 18-55mm|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 1:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species is found throughout the Nearctic and Palearctic regions and the Near East. In the British Isles it is not found in Scotland but is a common species elsewhere.|
All wings are generally dark green with grey and white chequered fringes and narrow white fascia, two on the forewing, one on the hindwing. The green colouration tends not to fade over time as much as in other emeralds. The hindwings have a sharply angled termen giving the moth a very distinctive shape. The wingspan is 30-35 mm. It flies at dusk and night in June and July  and will come to light.
The larva is green with reddish-brown markings and black v-shaped marks along the back. The young larva will feed on most plants but later it feeds on trees and shrubs. The species overwinters as a larva.
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- [2010-07-12 2:19]
Faina...e molia mea preferata...verdele ei e super!
hello my frien, great colours, thanks and have a nice week
You've managed very well this dared combination of background and subject!... the contrast is good, the details level is very good, and the general balance in this shot, allow a very eye catching effect. TFS, regards, Jesús
- [2010-07-12 9:06]
O specie de molie cu culori extraordinare, foarte frumos fotografiata, felicitari!
WOW ! what a beautiful butterfly, i have never seen one with so intense green color,
superb sharpness, great composition and very good lighting, nice contrast with the BG, TFS
Beautiful green moth - very intersting colour. Great sharpness and detail.