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Micronoctua karsholti

Micronoctua karsholti
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-28
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-11 3:10
Viewed: 2498
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Micronoctua karsholti is a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is known from southern Turkey, Cyprus, the islands of south-east Greece, and the northern Levant (including Lebanon, Syria and Israel).

It is the smallest of all species of the Noctuoidea superfamily.

The wingspan is 6-9 mm. The resting position is flat, with the forewing hind margins against each other. The hindwing venation is bifid. The head, patagia and prothorax are blackish, while the rest of the thorax and ground colour of the forewing is unicolorous dark greyish brown. All crosslines of the forewing are present and black. The fringes are grey. The hindwing is light greyish brown. The underside is unicolorous light brown, with a weakly marked postmedian line and a discal spot.

The habitat consists of warm, dry areas in open grassland with many herbaceous plants and open pine forests. There are multiple generations per year and adults have been recorded from April to October.

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interesting moth species. excellent lighting and presentation. tfs.

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