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Mania lunus (L.)

Mania lunus (L.)
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 582 W: 64 N: 2230] (7503)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2018-01-14
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Sony Cybershot DSC RX 100, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
Data de Submissão: 2018-03-03 1:59
Visto: 436
Pontos: 6
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
A rarity from Costa Rica:
I found this moth in the La Selva forest at night in pouring rain: Mania (=Nothus) lunus (L.), a member of the neotropical family of Sematuridae. That is a first for TN, even the family has not been presented before. I cannot find much information on the net about this nocturnal or crepuscular species. There is a report from 2001 that larvae have been reared in Costa Rica, they seem to be living on Pentaclethra macroloba (Mimosoideae) and on Syzygium longifolium (Myrtaceae).
The picture had to be worked at in PS mainly to remove reflections due to the inbuilt flash.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 89 N: 15241] (63788)
  • [2018-03-03 11:57]

Waaw Dietrich,i haven't words,this is a very lucky meeting and a fantastic capture,what a rare and beautiful species,i'm very jealous of this pic,excellent work in PP to remove the flash reflections. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

This is a gem of a picture of a rare species from Costa Rica, Dietrich. The moth is well placed on a leaf. Great composition too.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 1 N: 508] (5428)
  • [2018-03-05 12:34]

A very interesting butterfly!
Thank you for sharing it.

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