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Angel Shade Moth


Angel Shade 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: 2011-09-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Exposure: f/32, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-14 13:07
Viewed: 2376
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Angle Shades. Phlogophora meticulosa
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Wingspan 45-50 mm.

A highly distinctive and unusual moth, which rests with the wings folded longitudinally, looking very much like a withered autumn leaf.

The adults generally fly between May and October, in at least two generations, but can be found in any month The species is also a common migrant and can occur in large numbers at coastal locations.

It occurs throughout Britain, commonly in places, and more so in the south.

The larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-09-14 14:34]

Hi Les,a particular pov and an excellent quality of sharpness and colors,my best compliments for the identification too!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

WOW i have NEVER seen one of these..no wonder why! Great FIND! Crisp greens contrast him perfectly. My eye was drawn right in so perfectly exposed. KUDOS!!! my favorite today

Ciao Les, great macro of lovely moth, wonderful narural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Willie, your butterfly is very nice for the perspective you choose, congratulations !

have a good day,

ciao, tino

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