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Pyropteron chrysidiformis

Pyropteron chrysidiformis
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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: 2014-06-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 15:05
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Points: 36
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Suborder: Ditrysia

Superfamily: Sesioidea

Family: Sesiidae

The Sesiidae or clearwing moths are a family of the Lepidoptera in which the wings have hardly any of the normal lepidopteran scales, leaving them transparent. The bodies are generally striped with yellow, sometimes very brightly, and they have simple antennae. The general appearance is sufficiently similar to a wasp or hornet to make it likely that the moths gain a reduction in predation by Batesian mimicry. This enables them to be active in daylight. They are commonly collected using pheromone lures.

The larvae of the Sesiidae are typically wood-borers, or burrow in plant roots. Many species are serious pests of fruit-tree or timber cultivation, or crop plants (e.g. Melittia spp. on squash) (Edwards et al., 1999).

Care should be taken not to confuse these moths with the Hemaris genus of the family Sphingidae. These are also known as clearwing moths in the U.S., but normally as Bee Hawk-Moths in Britain. These have generally fatter furrier bodies than sesiid clearwings, looking similar to bumble bees, and lack the striped colouration.

Pyropteron chrysidiformis (chrysidiforme)
La Pyropteron chrysidiforme un lepidottero della famiglia Sesiidae. Falena di colore nero/bruno attraversata da una o due linee generalmente di colore bianco sporco; la testa, la coda e le zampe sono di colore arancione come i bordi anteriori delle ali, che essendo prive di scaglie e risultano trasprenti. L'ala trasparente e le antenne imitano molto bene gli aspetti di alcuni imenotteri, che i predatori generalmente evitano.Questa falena bivoltolina (ha due generazioni),vola da fine maggio a luglio (a seconda della posizione) e la si rivede nuovamente ad agosto.La si puo' ossservare in quasi tutta europa. L'apertura alare 15-23 mm. E' una falena diurna e la si pu incontrare fino a met pomeriggio.
Le larve si nutrono delle piante della specie Rumex. (fonte Gianluca Doremi)

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Hello Luciano-Beautiful species this Clearwing Moth.It seems its wearing silver jewelry.Good focus on subject with nice light and colour.Like it.Thanks for sharing this picture with us.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-29 0:47]

Hello Luciano,
What a remarkable and great contrasting colours has this moth. A beauty. Taken from an attractive POV in excellent sharpness and details.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-06-29 1:09]

Bonjour Luciano,

Excellent capture de cette insecture inconnu dans ma rgion, j'aime bien ses couleurs rouge vif.
Les dtails sont parfait, trs bon control de la lumire.
Pov et Dof sont excellent aussi, merci pour le partage.
John vantighem

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Ciao Luciano,
altough you write it can be watched in whole Europe I have never seen such a moth before. Thanks for showing,

Hi Luciano, Great shot of this insect with excellent details and clarity. Perfect exposure which brings out the beauty of this insect. The patterns on its body are well lit and shown with such awesome colours. I like so much its sliver part on its body. Very interesting species. Thank for sharing

Ciao Luciano

A perfect image of this sesiid, very nice DOF and fine details, very fine sharpness, excellent bokeh, very nice POV TFS

Luciano this is super!!
i like the colours of this butterfly
you have here a very nice composition with good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano, mai vists prima, gran bella macro di un fantastico coloratissino lepidottero, splendida nitidezza e magnifici dettagli, bravissimo, buon fine di Domenica al bar, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano,

Beautiful photo of this mpth. Nice focus on subject with splendid colours. It looks more like a bee rather then a moth. Very interesting one ;) Thanks for sharing. Emin

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-06-29 13:25]

Hello Luciano,
beautiful and different species sesiidae,regards..

ciao Luciano
great macro shot of colorful Sesiid moth, with great sharp details. Nicely composed and presnted.
Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done my friend.

Hi Luciano,
quelles couleurs - incroyable.
bonne journe

Luciano, amigo, te has lucido con la riqueza compositiva
de esta obra, riqueza tambin en el maravilloso colorido que
nos presentas tanto del insecto como de la delicada flor donde se posa. Gran trabajo, compaero, felicitaciones!

Hernn Bortondello

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-30 6:03]

Bonjour Luciano,
Voil une crature peu montre. Elles sont petites et on ne les remarque pas toujours. Et elles posent toujours bizarrement:-)
Intressant et bien fait.

Mai visto dalle mie parti. Colori brillanti dettaglio al top.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-30 20:55]

Hello Luciano
very pretty moth sucking the flower.
Superb details and lively colors.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-02 10:05]

Hi Luciano,
A very nice close-up of this nice insect.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Jiri.

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