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Semiothisa clathrata

Semiothisa clathrata
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-31 0:28
Viewed: 2207
Points: 38
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Rarely on TN.

The Latticed Heath (Semiothisa clathrata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is found throughout Europe, the Near East and North Africa. It is a fairly common species in the British Isles.

The wings are white or buff with a network of brown lines (hence its common name). These lines vary in thickness and sometimes the wings are almost entirely dark brown. One or two broods are produced each year and the adults can be seen at any time from May to September . This species flies during the day but also at night and is attracted to light.

The larva is green with white lines and feeds on bedstraws and various legumes such as clovers, lucerne and meadow vetchling. The species overwinters as a pupa.
The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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a beautiful moth with great colors. nice contrast and colors. some part of the wings are blurred.

Hi siggi,
Very interesting and beautiful moth, great captured, reasonable sharpness details, point of view and composition are good,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

Wonderful moth, good photo, thanks for showing us. regards yiannis

Hi Siggi,

Very nice macro image here my friend, lovely natural colours, strong composition with a pleasing green out of focus background, now Siggi what's happened to your usual sharpness?. nevertheless a very good picture indeed,
Congratulations and have a nice day,
Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-31 1:53]

Hi Siggi,very rare and very nice this moth,i like this point of view and the excellent quality in this difficult position.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-05-31 2:39]

Hello Siggi,
A very good macro of this rare and beautiful moth,nice colors and fine details.TFS.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-05-31 3:08]

Hi Siegfried.
Good close up shot of this moth. I realy like very nice natural colors and used POV.
TFS and best regards.

Ciao Siegfried. I have one of this specie, so hard to take in good quality like this. TFS and cheers for the id.....


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-05-31 4:37]

Interesting species o moth, very colorful, well done. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-05-31 6:13]

Hi Siegfried.
I also never seen this very attractive moth. Its shapes and texture as well as colouration are very special and nice. Surroundings are splendid and supplement the well detailed image of the moth perfectly. Kind regards and TFS.

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful colours.

Hello Siegfried,
Indeed it is posted rarely on TN. Great natural colors and impressive details. The composition is great.
The image was taken from a splendid low POV.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-05-31 8:37]

Hi Siggi,
Great photo of this Moth, excellent sharp and colorful details, TFS!

Czesc Siggi,
bardzo ladne ujecie tej cmy. Super punkt widzenia. Swietne naturalne kolory. Dobra ostrosc.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of lovely moth on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Siegfried
great pose with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-31 12:31]

Hello Siggi,
A fine composition showing this lively little Moth with good focus on the eye and fine details of the markings. I've seen several here today but they're not easy to capture as they flit around!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

wonderful butterfly with nice geometry signs,

congratulatins Siggy for your picture,

ciao, tino

Hello Siegfred,
Insect beautiful, good job! ... Beautiful contrast and composition suitable!
Regards, TFS

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