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Heliothis peltigera

Heliothis peltigera
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 D
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-11-30 11:54
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heliothis peltigera Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Lepidoptera: Noctuidae
Common name: Bordered Straw

The Bordered Straw (Heliothis peltigera) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Southern Europe and the Near East, but can be found further North too, because it is a migratory species. It is also present in most of Africa and in Asia, ranging to China and Laos.

The wingspan is 34–42 mm. The length of the forewings is 16–19 mm. Forewing greyish ochreous, flushed with pale brown, except the narrow marginal area; lines brown, indistinct;orbicular stigma a dark dot; reniform grey with dark brown edge and centre, joined to a brown mark on middle of costa; a brown band between outer and submarginal lines; a black dot below vein 2 before margin; hindwing with broad brown-black marginal border, containing a pale blotch between 2 and 4; cellspot dark; fringe white.

The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.

Larva reddish grey or ochreous,dotted with white; dorsal and subdorsal lines dark; spiracular line white; on flowers of various plants.The larvae feed on Ononis, Calendula, Senecio viscosus and Tagetes. (Source Wikipedia)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-30 13:55]

Hello Nikos,
Wonderful macro, very beautiful Moth. It's very close and well detailed. I liked POV, colors,lighting and composition also.Regards Sigi

Outstanding Nikos,bright colors and sharp,very nice picture.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-12-01 6:33]

Hi Nikos,perfect capture of this moth,not easy to identify and taken with great details and colors despite the difficult light! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-12-01 9:49]

Hi Nikos,
Beautiful moth,amazing natural colored. Very good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-01 18:16]

Hello Nikos,
A fantastic close-up of this beautifully marked moth. Captured with wings slightly opened which is a bonus. Very pretty earth toned colors and nice sharp detail. I like it's tiny green eyes and the exposure is perfect.

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