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Yellow Collared Scape Moth


Yellow Collared Scape Moth
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepidoptera: Moths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-25 0:29
Viewed: 4421
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took me a while to research this moth. Turns out that there were other shots already posted on TN. This is a Yellow Collared Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis (Hübner, 1818), of the Tiger Moth family. Adults are active by day (unusual for moths) and can often by found nectaring at goldenrod (Solidago) flowers. Also attracted to ultraviolet light. Although named "yellow collared", the collar is almost always orange in color.
Superficially similar to Ctenucha virginica, but the wings are much narrower, and smaller overall. Adults appear in May and are active until the first killing frost.
PP USM, cropped.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-25 2:16]

Hello Greg!
Wonderful close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp.Colors,POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-25 3:38]

What a beautiful and interesting moth that you have well captured. Composition is nice and I like the details on antenna.
Congratulations Greg and thanks for sharing.

The Moth is sharp, with good DOF. The composition is nice.

Good shot.

Wow Greg, very nice.
I like the antennas, like feathers. And the wings are glittering a little. Very good close-up with good sharpness. TFS and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-10-25 17:42]

Greg, this is a brilliant and very beautiful macro.

Excellent composition, sharpness, pov and composition.

The colors are vivid and very nice. I like bg too.

Congratulations.

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