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Moth #15 (Acropteris sp)

Moth #15 (Acropteris sp)
Photo Information
Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 5:50
Viewed: 5007
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This moth looks like a sheet of paper on a tree leaf under dense canopy of trees. I spotted this moth while walking back from Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park.

22 September 2007
Thanks to our good friend - fluorite Lim (fluorite) for the ID of this moth.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Sub-order: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Geometroidea
Family: Uraniidae
Subfamily: Microniinae
Genus: Acropteris
Species: Acropteris sp.

According to the following website

"The exact identification of this species is still unknown, but tentatively assumed to belong into this group." (Acropteris)

Probably: Acropteris ciniferaria

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Hi Jitti,
I don't know what it is, but phot is really good. I like this almost B&W picture with delicate green leaf. Moth really looks like paper ;)
Very good sharpness and POV!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Jitti,
A very beautiful and weird looking moth. You have captured it very well with good details and POV. Thanks a lot for sharing.

bonjour jitti
on peut dire que ce papillon fait dans la discretion!j'aime beaucoup ses motif,la DOF est bonne.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-09 8:02]

Hi Jitti,

This is so beautiful in its simplicity. The grey and white against the black background is elegant. Nice position of the moth showing its unusual shape. Fine details.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-09 8:55]

Hi Jitti

A lovely and unusual image and insect. Great focus.



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-07-09 9:02]

Hi Jitti,
This is a beautiful moth and you have captured it with immaculate sharpness and crisp details. The patterns on its wings are amazing and the exposure of the white and black are perfect. Excellent top POV and a superb composition. Kudos.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-09 9:06]

Hello Jitti,
All I can say about the ID is that this a Geometrid (looper caterpillars) moth. Youcaptured the amazing wing pattern sharply and set it in a good diagonal composition.
Nice shot!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-09 9:43]

Hi Jitti.
Great capture this very interesting and beautiful moth.Very nice details on drawing on wings very well captured.Moth really looks like sheet of paper and picture looks almost B/W.I like it so much.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Jitti,
this moth is wonderful, so noble, so beautiful.
I like your shot very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

amazing moth, TFS Ori

Good portrait with excellent details! The fine animal looks very nice.
Best wishes,

Hola Jitti,
No conozco el tipo de polilla, pero me gusta su forma, dibujos en las alas, la luz, la composición en diagonal, además de una gran nitidez, Saludos
José Ramón

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-10 14:02]

Hi Jitti,
What a smart moth! Its drawing and shape are really beautiful!
TFS, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-10 20:46]

Hello Jitti

Superb! It looks like something from out of this world.The focus is excellent with sharp details and excellent colours and contrast.Nicely composed.TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-11 4:29]

Hello Jitti,
What a beautiful white moth with a very unusual direction of the line pattern on the wings. Great sharpness and I like your composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-07-11 17:10]

Hello Jitti!
It's an amasing form of life - obviously it mimicries some kind of a rock... Thanks for sharing - it enriches my knowledge of lepidoptera.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-12 5:30]

Hi Jitti.
What an interesting subject and nice picture. Refined skillfully done picture with delicate shapes, details, lights and colours. Bravo and TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-16 22:05]

Hi Jitti - this is a strange looking moth - yes, it does look like a sheet of paper or even a kite! Actually, it's quite beautiful. Good find

hello JC,
What an amazing insect!
The colours and pattern make this one special, looks like it is made of some kind of fabric for curtains...
Well composed presentation, in an image almost appearing to be black and white!
Pablo -

your moth is Uraniidae,
may be Acropteris sp.

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