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°Pyropteron chrysidiformis °°
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Copyright: Sergio Stella (flashpoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 133 N: 4324] (28008)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S MICRO-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-31 5:09
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Clearwing moth
Pyropteron chrysidiformis (Esper, 1782)

Wingspan 15-23mm.

This is a very rare and endangered moth which is easily recognised with the bright orange margins to the forewings.

The moths fly in late May and into July and may be found in
flight over their foodplant, which is dock (Rumex spp).

The larvae mine the roots of several Rumex species.

thanks Howard,Anne and Peter for identification!!!!

Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/4000 sec
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-05-30 12:36
Metering Mode: Pattern

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Hi Sergio,
Clearwing moth also called Wasp Moth,
(family Sesiidae) any of approximately 1,000 species of moths (order Lepidoptera) that are long-legged with a slender, dark body with bright red or yellow markings. The wings frequently lack scales and are transparent. Unlike those of other moths, the front and back wings are hooked together by a series of curved spines (similar to the wasps they mimic). Many of the species resemble wasps, which is a form of protective mimicry.
Nice shot :)

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-31 5:39]

Hello Sergio,
This is some kind of Clearwing butterfly, but I don't know exactely which species. It is always an interesting encounter to see one of them.
A little lack of sharpness, but not too bad.
best regards

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-05-31 6:54]

Ciao Sergio,
clearwing moths are rarely encountered in nature and at TN.
This is a nice and sharp
picture of Pryopteron chrysidiformis showing clearly the markings of the 'clear'wings.
Best wishes, Peter

Bellissima cattura, non ho mai visto questa falena, ottimi POV e composizione, splendidi i colori, discreta nitidezza. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Sergio, splendida falena in Technicolor, mai vista prima, grazie, magnifici dettagli e grande nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

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