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Zygaena Carniolica

Zygaena Carniolica
Photo Information
Copyright: Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H9
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-06 9:25
Viewed: 3488
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Zygaena
Species: Z. Carniolica

The Zygaenidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths) typically day-flying with a slow fluttering flight, and with rather clubbed antennae. They generally have a metallic sheen and often prominent spots of red or yellow. The bright colours are a warning to predators that the moths are distasteful - they contain hydrogen cyanide throughout all stages of their life-cycle. Unlike most insects with such toxins, they manufacture these themselves rather than obtaining them from host plants

(From Wikipedia)

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Hello Anton,
This is a good looking little fellow, nicely acptured!
Reminds me of some fly that I use for fishing, so I guess this one is on the trout's menu too...
Good clarity in colours, fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Anton
Une superbe composition et une explosion de magnifiques couleurs.Félicitations pour la netteté de l'image.
Merci et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

Hi my dear friend Anton ,
nice work with great composition.
beautiful colours and nice sharpness.
well captured
Thanks and regards

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