Beauty from the sand dunes. (16)
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Rhodostrophia vibicaria (Clerck, 1759)
Thank you Paulo and Nigel, for telling me the ID!
Near the small village of Oberweiden, some 30 kilometres to the east of Vienna, sand dunes formed during ice age have left a hilly area unsuitable for any kind of agriculture. The barren hills covered with bushes and dry grassland are a perfect retreat for plants and animals of unusual diversity, some of them rare and endangered species. On June 10, 2004, I captured this small day active geometrid moth with fine colours and line drawings. Wingspread approx. 35mm.
Digital Camera: Minolta Dimage 7Hi with integrated zoom and macro.