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Utetheisa pulchella


Utetheisa pulchella
Photo Information
Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-09 14:48
Viewed: 3672
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Arctiidae
Genus: Utetheisa
Species: U. pulchella

The Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. It is found in Africa, Southern Europe, Central and Southern Asia and Australia.
The wingspan is 29-42 mm.
The larvae feed on Forget-me-not, Echium, Borago and Anchusa species.
Thia moth was taken in a lamp.

Utetheisa pulchella Linnaeus 1758

Descrizione
Frafalla gracile dall'aspetto inconfondibile per via delle ali anteriori allungate e ad apice arrotondato, ornate da una miriade di punti rossi e neri su fondo giallo. La disposizione e la grandezza dei punti appare molto variabile, tanto che di fatto non si ritrovano due individui identici. Le posteriori sono larghe con vistose macchie nere submarginali e una stretta frangia bianca marginale. La testa porta occhi grandi e palpi corti e diritti. Le antenne sono filiformi, ciliate nei maschi.

Biologia
La specie migra dalle regioni tropicali e subtropicali nell'Europa meridionale, ove da origine ad una generazione in maggio-giugno ed una in ottobre-novembre, più ricca di individui. Le larve, lunghe circa 3 cm, presentano sul dorso coppie di macchie scure che si accompagnano ad altre giallastre. Caratteristiche sono le rade e lunghe setole che ne rivestono il corpo. Sue piante nutrici sono prevalentemente Borraginacee (Borago officinalis), ma anche Plantaginacee.

Distribuzione ed ecologia
Specie di origine afro-tropicale in grado di effettuare grandi migrazioni e raggiungere regioni lontane come Nord-Europa e perfino America e Australia.

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Hello Luciano,
Splendid! The wings are like a sophisticated coat this lady has put to go to a party (OK, I delirium).
I really love the colors, the shapes, the compo ...
One of your best shots for me.
Congratulazioni, Philippe.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-09 16:01]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent close-up of this very nice moth.
Perfect composition,details and colours too.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Luciano,
this is another beautiful and interesting insect from Gambia with good sharpness and lovely details. I also like the nice pose and the wonderful colours.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hello Luciano

As always insect great macro, fine POV & DOF,
superb focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS

Asbed

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-09 19:51]

Hello Luciano,
What else can be said about this impressive image, it is absolutely gorgeous. This beautiful insect reminds me a lot of our Ailanthus Webworm Moths.
The pattern and color of it's wings are definitely an eyecatcher. Love the overall composition and super fine detail. Looks like I could reach right into my screen and touch it. Great work!!!
Ron

Beautiful photo Luciano! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hello Luciano.
This is a fine looking moth with colors and details are so beautiful. You tall frame capture works nicely and well presented in TN.
Thanks and have a nice day,
Jusni

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful coloured Moth.You have captured in nicely from right angle.Beautiful focus and sharpness here.Natural colour and green grass blade look nice here.Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful Moth,
Kind regards,
Srikumar

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-09 21:52]

Hello Luciano
Exciting colors indeed. You have composed it in a lovely manner with details and good contrast.
The dots are lively and the moth is attractive.

Regards
Foozi

Hello Luciano,
very impressive image with fantastic detail and colour.
well composed picture.
best wishes,
samiran

你好
照的很清晰
很可愛的蛾 色彩非常鮮豔
還有的姿勢特別
構圖也美麗
謝謝分享
STONE

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-03-10 3:43]

Hello Luciano,
You must have photographed pulchella in Italy before you took this in Gambia!
A fine capture of a fresh specimen taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours perched perfectly to provide a good BG.
Great work!
Thanks and best regards,
Ciao,
Ivan

Hallo Luciano
this is a super shot of this beautiful coloured moth
great details and nice composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-10 7:40]

Hello Luciano,
This is a real beauty. And this macro is impressive in sharpness, details, DOF and composition. Very beautiful natural colours. Great!
Regards,
Peter

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-03-10 7:48]

Hi Luciano,
beautifuly composed photo, outstanding details and wonderful natural colors, perfect BG !
Best regards !

Ciao Luciano, questa vola anche dalle parti nostre, deliziosa falenetta col costume d'arlecchino, splendioda nitidezza, gran macrp, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
A top quality image!!! One of the most interesting and lovely species of moth I have ever seen. The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. What unusual colors he has.....Fantastic details and clarity.
A masterpiece! Thanks for sharing this beauty!
Marius.

Hello Luciano,
Another outstanding capture with great details of its beautiful pattern,colours and form,nice PoV and a lovely vertical frame having excellent depth.
Thanks and my regards,
Joy

Ce n'è una simile qui da noi ma il nome non lo ricordo. Ti sei superato in fatto di dettaglio e nitidezza. Ottima anche la profondità. Verticale d'obbligo e che magnifici colori!

Roberto

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-11 2:57]

Hello Luciano,
excellen moth macro,There is also this moth Turkey,regards..

Hello Luciano,this is such a nice portrayal of a very pretty moth,immaculate details in a well chosen format.Lovely photography.
Les.

partire da Cuggiono,per Bruxelles e arrivare in Gambia per una pulchella che trovi anche da noi..
forse Cuba l'era mej!!
at salut sERGIO

Caro Luciano,
come farfallaro sei un grande. Questa foto è eccellente sotto ogni punto di vista tecnico. Colori naturali e buona composizione.
Ciao.
Angelo

Hello Luciano,

Great picture. Sharp, very good details and beautiful colors.

Tino

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