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Dewick’s Plusia

Dewick’s Plusia
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Kurdistan [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-22 3:21
Viewed: 2800
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dewick’s Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa) is a moth of the family Noctuoidea. It is found in Europe and Siberia.

The wingspan is 30-38 mm. The length of the forewings is 12-17 mm. The moth flies in three generations from April to October [1].

The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants such as lamium, nettle, artemisia absinthium and chamomile.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Noctuidae

Subfamily: Plusiinae

Tribe: Plusiini

Genus: Macdunnoughia

Species: M. confusa

Binomial name
Macdunnoughia confusa
Stephens, 1850

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-10-22 3:28]

Hello Durzan,
lovely capture, the bg makes the moth standout well in the shot, nice pov, well composed shot,
Best regards Siggi

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-10-22 4:24]

Very good photo for documantation!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-22 5:02]

Waw...I love the moth capture!
Because I don't have one so good like yuor!

Ciao Durzan. An intersting work. You've well exalted colours and contrast. Very good details. I never seen this species. TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-22 8:11]

Hi Durzan,a very nice moth whit a beautiful design of the wings and nice colors too,very good pic whit very good sharpness and colors,not easy so perfect in a white background.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-10-22 8:22]

Hello Durzan
Nice capture.Good POV that provided good detail.Sharp image to
TFS Michel

Hello Durzan,
nice capture of this moth, good POV
Best regards Ferran

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-22 10:33]

Hi Durzan, This is a first class close up of this moth. Taken with good detail and natural looking colours. It stands out from the blue BG. TFS.

Merhaba Durzan, great macro of tiny moth with superb details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Durzan
Belle prise, beau dessin.
Merci pour ce spécimen

Merhaba Dostum,

Nefis bir gece çekimi. Güvenin renklenmesi de bir o kadar harika.
Eline ve emeğine sağlık.
İyi geceler.
Bi slaven germ..


Merhaba durzan,
It is a beautiful noctuid moth. Details and colouring are very good. Good job. Thanks for sharing. I think it is "Dewick’s Plusia / Macdunnoughia confusa". My best regards...ilker

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