|Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR)
|Date Taken: 2014-09-03|
|Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko|
|Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-09-16 4:01|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Spoladea recurvalis (Fabricius, 1775)|
Common name: Beet Webworm Moth, Hawaiian beet webworm
Spoladea recuvralis is a common moth of cretan fauna attacking several weeds of families Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae e.g Amaranthus blitum, Chenopodium sp.etc.
Except weeds it attacks cultivated plants e.g. aubergines, spinach, watermelon,carots and dried stored products.
The wingspan of both sexes is 22-24 mm. Forewings are 9-11 mm long, deep brown with broad white median band which curves parallel to the termen, with triangular distal projection in cell; a short subapical white bar from costa, dorsal to which are two white spots. Hindwings are a deep brown colour with a broad white median bar.
The larvae of S. recurvalis skeletonize the leaves, leafy vegetables such as spinach and chard are severely damaged when the larval population reaches higher density, mainly in the autumn to early winter season in temperate regions.
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki showed high mortality against third-instar larvae.
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Ciao Nikos. Inteerstin specie of moth. Good colours. Bit OOF.
great shot of this beauty moth with good details
thanks gr lou
Ciao Nikos, good macro of lovely moth, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio