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Leaf Moth

Leaf Moth
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Andre Kruger (akruger) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 1 N: 62] (405)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-01
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 36 - 432 mm
Exposição: f/7.0, 1/250 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Mimicry [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2006-02-27 0:10
Visto: 5300
Pontos: 16
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One of the staff members staying at the bush lodge called me to come and see this strange and wonderfull insect. As you can see, the moth looks like a burnt leaf and needless to say it took me a while to actually find it. Nature is just incredible. The camouflage of this moth is just perfect.

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Now there's a bug you don't see every day up here in snow country!

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-27 9:33]

Very interesting photo of a moth!
Beautiful green colours!
Never saw it!
Nice POV!
Good BG and DOF!
Good on details too!

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  • limier Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 14 N: 235] (1055)
  • [2006-02-27 10:09]

Hi Andre
Beautiful green colours and strange insect us you say
Unknown for me but so beautiful.see you

Hello Andre,
Very nice and interesting shot, close up. Beautiful image with good framing, POV, colors and composition you have caught. Congratulations,

Hi Andre

Lovely colours. It blends in well with the BG. Good POV showing the wing pattern, just a bit soft on focus. Thanks.

Hi Andre,
Congratulations, this is a wonderful moth you could capture so close and sharp. It must be amazing to see such a beautiful insect, I love it, thanks
Sabine - wishnguaruda

Wow! amazing shot, Andre!!!

hi Andre,
Amaizing creature! I never see that species.
Good colors, macro, details and composition, a bit soft in focus.

Hello Andre, it took quite a while to find an ID for this amazing moth and some more time to find this picture again @TN yet it's better late than never I believe. The name is Mittonia hampsoni (Distant, 1897) (Pyralidae, Pyralinae). It was initially described in the genus Macna (Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 20: 17) but later assigned to his new genus Mittonia by Whalley (1964, Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 24 (5 (109)): 47-52)

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