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Euchromia polymena

Euchromia polymena
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Copyright: Jeevan Jose (Kadavoor) (36)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 2:27
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Points: 22
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Euchromia polymena

Syn: Euchromia elegantissima

Common: wasp moths (Ctenuchinae sub family)

The adult moths have black wings with three large orange patches and two small blue marks on each forewing, a blue head, scarlet prothorax, and bands of blue and of scarlet on the abdomen. The abdomen is ringed basally with red, the next two segments are ringed blue, followed by two ringed red and then blue; in the otherwise very similar E. elegantissima there are three or four segments ringed red.

Taxonomic notes: It is at present unclear whether elegantissima and polymena are distinct or forms of the same species. The polymena is known from the Indian Subregion, S.E. Asia, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi, and hence is not completely sympatric with elegantissima. No marked differences in the male genitalia have been noted. Seitz (1912-1913) placed elegantissima in synonymy with polymena, but the two taxa are separated in the current BMNH arrangement. The lack of distributional correlation might be understandable if the two taxa reflected climate, polymena occurring where there was a marked dry season.

Taken at Kadavoor, Kerala, India




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Hi Jeevan,

Welcome to TN!
Fantastic colors, this creature is perfect, you've shown.
Perspective, light and sharpness are excellent.
Composition and clarity of detail is very good.
Thanks for sharing

King Regards,

Hello Jeevan,

Beautiful colours on this moth, and excellent sharpness. I like the details on the antennae.

Welcome to Trek Earth. I look forward to seeing many more of your photos.

Greetings, Amelia

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-16 4:03]

Hello Jeevan,
Welcome to TN!
A fine start with an excellent sharp macro of this attractive Ctenuchid moth. The dorsal POV shows is features with fine natural colours against a nice nutral natural BG.
Thanks and I look forwar to seeing more shots like this from you!

Hallo Jeevan
Welcome to Trek Nature and thank you for sharing this lovely macro as your introduction photo. This moth indeed has a rainbow of gorgeous colours and you photographed it well showing all the beautiful details to its best. It is really a beauty and I must say I fancy the black lining and black veins in between that seperates the different colours on the wings and body. I also want to compliment you for adding a great note to your 1st posting. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-16 6:14]

Welcome to TN.
Beautiful closeup of the moth with so many colors, excellent one. tfs.

This is a stunning beauty, Jeevan.
Welcome to TN and all the best!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-08-16 7:06]

Hi Jeevan,
First oa all, welcome on TN!
Wonderful shot this first post!
Great wasp moth, perfect details and lovely colors.

Hi Jeevan,
Welcome to TrekNature. A very beautiful capture of this wasp mimicking moth. Excellent composition and sharp details. But you should keep more space on the front of the moth to make the composition more beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-16 10:18]

Hello Jeevan,
Great photo to start with on TN, welcome. A bright coloured moth in good sharpness and details. Nice contrasting BG. Hopefully you come with more of these photos.

Hello Jeevan,
What a beauty! Warm welcome on TN with this impressive post. Colours, sharpness, composition are so nice. And thanks for the note too. Best regards,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2010-08-17 10:09]

Hi Jeevan,

This is very detailed macro. I like this insect although I have never seen it before. The colors and the sharpness are incredible. My compliments!


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