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Puss Moth Cerura vinula

Puss Moth Cerura vinula
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-18 7:26
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Points: 12
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Puss Moth Cerura vinula
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 45-70 mm.

Named after the cat-like appearance of the adult moth, this species is fairly common throughout most of Poland.

The striking caterpillar feeds on aspen (Populus tremula) as well as poplar (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.). When disturbed, it raises its head and waves the twin tails, which have pinkish extendable flagellae.

The adult flies from May to July, and frequently comes to light.

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I have to say - this is a stunning photo. Why does it want to send me running in terror????? ha ha. What a face this little guy has on him. I hope it turns into a gorgeous moth. Your photo has beautiful color and detail and great pose. Well done!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-18 8:45]

Waw...great shot Marx
This is one of the best shot of one caterpillar I ever see!
Congratulation for this beauty!

Realmente impresionante Matx. Buenos recortes y fieles colores. Un trabajo excelente.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-19 3:07]

Hello Marx,
what an exciting view! Moment well captured and super sharpness. This close up is so special as the features are well shown.


Hello Marx,

Macro shot of an incredible and very impressive.
Shows a larger fascinating face camouflage.
With sharp eyes at the highest level of detail has been laid before.
Composition, light and clarity is very skillfully crafted.

This is really cool, I love it! Lots of colorful attributes on this fantastic caterpillar. The POV couldn't be better. Well done.

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