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Adult Brimstone Moth


Adult  Brimstone Moth
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Exposure: 1/210 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-25 11:44
Viewed: 2422
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan 32-37 mm.

A common and widespread species in Britain, occurring in three overlapping generations in the south, graduating to just one brood in the far north.

Adults can be expected on the wing at any time from April to October, depending on the locality and number of generations, and occurs in any suitable habitat.

The larvae feed on a range of trees and bushes, including hawthorn (Crataegus) and blackthorn (Prunus spinosa).


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Ciao Les, great macro of lovely futterfly with open wings, fantastic light, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-25 15:45]

Hi Les,magnificent moth,never seen in my country,i like your choice of point of view and the excellents details and sharpness in this difficult light.My best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2011-08-25 23:02]

a wonderful species of moth. good colors. great work. tfs.

Hello Les
A very unusual moth, for me I never saw it before, great details and colors, well composed.Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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