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Ematurga atomaria

Ematurga atomaria
: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6148 W: 89 N: 15271] (63920)
: Animals
: 2018-05-08
: Insects
: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4, 1/800
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: 2018-05-14 15:41
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Another moth,today one of the most common,but always nice to see with its lovely wings design.

Class: Insecta

Subclass: Pterygota

Infraclass: Neoptera

Superorder: Endopterygota

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked) Macrolepidoptera

Superfamily: Geometroidea

Family: Geometridae

Subfamily: Ennominae

Tribe: Boarmiini

Genus: Ematurga

Species: E. atomaria

The Common Heath (Ematurga atomaria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in Europe and the Near East.Wingspan 22-30 mm.

Inhabiting heaths, moorland and open woodland, this rather variable species flies during the day, sometimes abundantly in sunshine.

It is common throughout Britain, and appears in May and June, sometimes again in August in the south.

The caterpillars, which are equally variable, feed on heather (Calluna), heath (Erica) and clovers (Trifolium spp).

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To Silvio2006: .......lousat 1 05-16 23:20

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 12 N: 83] (8572)
  • [2018-05-14 21:28]

Well shot a bit contrast can define more detail, nice catch.

Where do you find all these moths Luciano?
Another crisp, clean photo.

Hi Luciano,
as you say: always nice to see ... You got the moth completely flat, so you go to 1/800 sec and f/4 in normal daylight. Good result!
Best regards, Dietrich

ciao Luciano
Une très belle composition de ce papillon, bien mis en valeur avec les ailes ouvertes.

hallo Luciano
very nice picture of this beauty moth with great antenna's gr lou

Ciao Pierre, great capture of lovely paraket in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luciano,

Les tiges vertes cadrent bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du papillon Phalène picotée. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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