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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 3:29
Viewed: 5725
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tr name: Kan kelebeği

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Apoditrysia
Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
Family: Zygaenidae
Latreille, 1809

The Zygaenidae moths are a family of Lepidoptera. The majority of zygaenids are tropical, but they are nevertheless quite well represented in temperate regions. There are about 1000 species. Various species are commonly known as Burnet or Forester moths, often qualified by the number of spots, although other families also have 'foresters'. They are also sometimes called Smoky moths.

All 43 species of Australian zygaenids are commonly known as foresters and belong to the tribe Artonini of the subfamily Procridinae. The only non-endemic species in Australia is Palmartona catoxantha, a Southeast Asian pest species which is believed to be already present in Australia or likely to arrive soon
Zygaenid moths are typically day-flying with a slow fluttering flight, and with rather clubbed antennae. They generally have a metallic sheen and often prominent spots of red or yellow. The bright colours are a warning to predators that the moths are distasteful - they contain hydrogen cyanide throughout all stages of their life-cycle. Unlike most insects with such toxins, they manufacture these themselves rather than obtaining them from host plants. They are known to have mimicry complexes based on these toxins.

Larvae are stout and may be flattened. A fleshy extension of the thorax covers the head. Most feed on herbaceous plants, but there are some tree-feeders. Larvae in two subfamilies, Chalcosiinae and Zygaeninae, have cavities in which they store the cyanide, and can excrete it as defensive droplets.


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  • bedri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
  • [2010-05-18 3:55]

Enfes makro, renkler, kadraj, detaylar süper. Ellerine sağlık Fikret ağbim.
Selamlar saygılar..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-18 4:29]

Merhaba Fikret,
I dont think i have seen of this colour yet. thanks for the share . This shot is lively red and the sharpness is all over splendid. The shine on the thorax is wonderful. Excellent job,and the beauty is well shown in great details.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-05-18 6:28]

Very fine image of this colorful moth, the coloration of the wings are very special. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-18 7:51]

Splendid macro, congratulations!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-18 8:13]

What a spectacular macro my friend! It's a rare specie of this family,i never seen before,the sharpness and the colors are at the top of quality.Very well done,thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-18 9:10]

Hello Fikret
Wonderful capture with vivid colors and great details

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-18 9:17]

Hi Fikret
What a great Zygaenidae capture!
Details are fantastic!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Fantastic capture of this colourful Zyganidae. The composition and details, including the pretty blue antennae are very attractive. I think the flower is Trifolium stellatum witch give an idea of the size of this pretty moth. Selamlar,

hello Fikret
beautiful sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-05-18 10:51]

Hello Fikret,
Very beautiful photo in splendid well saturated colours. Excellent sharpness and a very good DOF and composition. Nice dark contrasting BG.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-18 13:44]

Hello Fikret.
The shot is full of nice bright colours. Good point of view. This moth has a nice shape to it. Good work. Best regards Siggi

Hello Fikret
image very clear and very good sharpness. The colors are very vivid for the perfect details of the Zygaena and for the splendid composition on a great neutral background.

Fikret dostum,
Daha önce görmediğim bir kelebeğin nefis bir görüntüsünü sunmuşsun bize, sağolasın. Netlik kusursuz olmuş, renk doygunluğu ve reprodüksiyonu da öyle, tam usta işi...

Hocam tebikler ,

İlk kez gördüğüm bir tür.

Nefis bir çalışma , Saygılar ...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-05-21 11:51]

Hello Fikret,
I believe we've seen the same Zygaenidae species on Lesvos last week! Your macro is fantastic showing excellent sharpness and wonderful light and colours. I like the background too and it is well framed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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