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Timandra comae

Timandra comae
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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: 2018-09-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-11 10:39
Viewed: 397
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Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Geometridae

Genus: Timandra

Species: T. comae

The Blood-vein, (Timandra comae) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It has a scattered distribution in Northern Europe. In the British Isles the distribution is patchy outside southern England and Wales.
The wings are cream-coloured with bold red or purple fascia forming a diagonal stripe across forewings and hindwings. All wings are fringed with the same colour. The tornus of the hindwing is sharply angled giving a distinctive shape. The wingspan is 30-35 mm. Two broods are produced each year with the adults flying in May and June and again in August and September . It flies at night and is attracted to light.
The larva is grey-brown with darker spots on the back. In the UK, it feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants including dock, knotgrass, sorrel and various species of Atriplex. It overwinters as a larva.

Timandra comae (Schmidt, 1931)
La Timandra comae è una falena con apertura alare tra i 23-28 mm, le sue ali sono di colore paglierino attraversate da una linea rossastra. Quando l'adulto è a riposo tiene le ali in modo tale che questa linea (attraversando sia ali posteriori che anteriori ) sia continua. I bordi stessi delle ali sono soffusi di rosa. Distribuita in quasi tutta l'Europa in modo sparso, in alcune zone è sostituita dalla specie affine Timandra griseata (più grande). Bivoltolina, le due generazioni vanno da maggio a luglio e ad agosto e settembre.Le due specie sono state divise nel 1931, solo per essere poi ri-fuse per la maggior parte degli autori.Ma dal 1994, la nuova ricerca si è espressa favorevolmente al fatto di trattarle come specie distinte.
Le larve si nutrono di piante a crescita bassa come Rumex.
(FONTE : http://gdoremi.altervista.org/geometridi/Timandra_comae/index.html )

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A perfect portrait. Greetings

Ciao Luciano, gran macro dettagliatissima di questa piccola falena, certo queste se ne stanno ferme, ma mica facile riprenderle con questa qualità, piccole come sono, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

La feuille cadre bien l'insecte. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Timandre aimée. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Its looks justify its name well, Luciano.
The Moth looks inert and well settled on a wide leaf, giving you a 'sitting duck' target which you have captured extremely well with the compact camera.
The lower portion appears a tad blurred.

  • Great 
  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-09-12 7:27]

Here the contrast I see as the frame is well calculated and set centered that it should be, well shot.

Very nice color it has. I like it.

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