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Eupithecia centaureata

Eupithecia centaureata
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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: 2012-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 11:07
Viewed: 2219
Points: 48
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Thank you! Alutka for the correct ID ..

Eupithecia is a large genus of moths of the family Geometridae. There are hundreds of described species, found in all parts of the world (45 in the British Isles alone), and new species are discovered on a regular basis.(Wikipedia)

Eupithecia species form the bulk of the group commonly known as pugs. They are generally small with muted colours and specific identification can be difficult. As a group they are easily identified by their narrow wings held flat at 90° to the body with the hindwings almost hidden behind the forewings.

The larvae of many species feed on the flowers and seeds of their food plants rather than the foliage. Many species have a very specific food plant. Some Hawaiian Eupithecia are predators of other insects (E. orichloris, E. staurophragma, E. scoriodes). They mimic twigs but when sensitive hairs on their backs are triggered, they quickly grab the insects touching them. The defensive behavior of snapping may have pre-adapted Hawaii's ancestral Eupithecia for shifting to predation from feeding on pollen. Also, insect predators that behave in this way are lacking in Hawaii's fauna.(Wikipedia)

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-24 11:21]

Hello Sigi,
Excellent photo of this unknow Moth, great details and sharpnes, thanks for sharing!
Greetings, Joska

Hello Siggi,
Interesting and unusual for me that it spread its wings along the twig like this. Well seen and well captured.

PS: Unfortunately I have no idea of the ID.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-24 11:37]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice photo of this moth in excellent sharpness and details. Beautiful natural colours, nicely contrasting against the wonderful background.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-09-24 11:42]

Hi Siggi,
Beautiful composition,nice natural colours
and sharp details of this unknown moth.
Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Siggi,
Superb macro of fantastic moth,wonderful natural colors,fine details,excellent sharpness and splendid light.

Hello Siggi,

Hope you are well. I have reverted to your nickname and I hope you did not mind it. I am also not good in identifying moths but this fact aside, this diagonal shot of yours is an excellent one and proper identification will make it one in a million.....thanks a lot for sharing....take care....warmest regards/Abid

hello Siegfried
very good picture of this beautiful moth
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Siegfried.
Purtroppo non posso aiutarti nel I.D. ma hai fatto un’eccellente macro con un’ottima nitidezza e notevoli dettagli,splendidi i colori,buona la composizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Siegfried. Splendid specie opf moth like diagonal. Very good details and managnmet of light and colours. TFS.


Hello Siegfried,
As usual a remarkable photo with exceptional clarity and details. This is a nice species of moth with wonderful colors and very different from those I see here in my region. Nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-24 15:48]

Hi Siggi,i can't help you about the name,this is really new and i never seen before,a magnificent mtoh and a great capture whit correct expsosure and magnificent details and wings position.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Siggi,
ladna ta cma. Jak super rozlozyla skrzydla. Bardzo dobra kompozycja i punkt widzenia.
Udanego dnia,

Hello Sigi,
This is a creative representation of form with perfection of colour as well as clarity of the subject,My regards,_Joy.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-09-24 23:39]

Witaj Siggi,
Niezwykly ksztalt skrzydel ma ta cma i ladnie pokazana. Nie potrafie okreslic jej ID.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

amazing moth, excellent POV
TFS, regards, Ferran

Good morning Siegfried
Wonderful capture of this moth.Perfect composition,wonderful natural colours and great sharp details.Thank You
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-25 4:46]

This species is new for me. Great presentation in that position so we can appreciate the white wings, very good composition too. Congratulation.

Hello Siggi

The shape of this chalky moth with its wings spread wide is very interesting and it is perching so nicely for you to compose it in this diagonal frame.

Ciao Siggi, lovely diagonal composition with nice moth, wonderful colors, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Siegfried,
very well composed picture of this unknown moth.
fantastic clarity and perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-25 9:35]

Hi Sigfried
Another beautifull closed up.Excellent pov and sharp image with amasing details.Also perfect blur backround.
TFS Michel

Hello Siggi
Most unusual moth with very large wing span, nicely captured with good detail and setting.
regards yiannis

Very nice composition Siegfried


Impressive macro Siggi! Interesting subject, excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2012-09-29 10:53]
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Ładnie pokazałeś Eupithecia centaureata ( DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER, 1775),Geometridae. Jeszcze nie spotkałam tego motylka. Życzę dalszych ciekawych obserwacji.


PS. informacje na temat gatunku znajdziesz na http://www.lepiforum.de/cgi-bin/lepiwiki.pl?Eupithecia_Centaureata

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