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Copyright: pedro anahory (anahory) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 229] (1377)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 150mm Macro 2.8 Apo
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Moths of Europe 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-31 17:42
Viewed: 3378
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Both are of the order Lepidoptera. The division of Lepidopterans into moths and butterflies is a popular taxonomy, not a scientific one. Sometimes the names "Rhopalocera" (butterflies) and "Heterocera" (moths) are used to formalise the popular distinction.

Most species of moths are nocturnal, but there are crepuscular and diurnal species. They can be distinguished from butterflies in several ways.

People who study butterflies and/or moths are called lepidopterists; the study of butterflies is known as butterflying, and the study of moths mothing, the latter giving rise to the term mother for someone who takes part in this activity sometimes written with a hyphen inserted (moth-er) or as moffer to distinguish it from the word for a female parent (in spoken English, confusion does not arise as the two are pronounced differently).

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-06-01 4:13]

Very good shot Pedro!
I think that it's a Pyralidae. but don't know the exact specie.
Very good DOF and details!
Very good on colours!
5* and TFS!

Hello Pedro,
Interesting moth you captured! Focusing, sharpness, pov are great! Great use of flash too! Thank you,

Sorry, points later!

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