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Hemithea aestivaria

Hemithea aestivaria
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Copyright: Calin Ciotlos (blackasmodeus) (104)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 350D, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 1:44
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species is found throughout the Nearctic and Palearctic regions and the Near East. In the British Isles it is not found in Scotland but is a common species elsewhere.
All wings are generally dark green with grey and white chequered fringes and narrow white fascia, two on the forewing, one on the hindwing. The green colouration tends not to fade over time as much as in other emeralds. The hindwings have a sharply angled termen giving the moth a very distinctive shape. The wingspan is 30-35 mm. It flies at dusk and night in June and July [1] and will come to light.
The larva is green with reddish-brown markings and black v-shaped marks along the back. The young larva will feed on most plants but later it feeds on trees and shrubs. The species overwinters as a larva.

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Faina...e molia mea preferata...verdele ei e super!

hello my frien, great colours, thanks and have a nice week

Hello Calin,
You've managed very well this dared combination of background and subject!... the contrast is good, the details level is very good, and the general balance in this shot, allow a very eye catching effect. TFS, regards, Jesús

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-12 9:06]

Buna Calin,
O specie de molie cu culori extraordinare, foarte frumos fotografiata, felicitari!

Hello Calin
WOW ! what a beautiful butterfly, i have never seen one with so intense green color,
superb sharpness, great composition and very good lighting, nice contrast with the BG, TFS

Hi Calin,
Beautiful green moth - very intersting colour. Great sharpness and detail.

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