Diacrisia sannio

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 July 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Diacrisia sannio (Clouded Buff / Roodbandbeer) is a moth of the family Arctiidae. This image shows a male. The males, which are larger and more brightly coloured than the females, are often active during the day. The females are more docile and mainly nocturnal. This species inhabits heathland and similar rough habitats.

Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 07/07/2010

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Véro from Savoie, France

belles antennes ! J'ai déjà croisé un tel specimen , stupéfiant !

15 Jul 2010 7:14am

@Véro: The antennes are also designed to detect the females ... Wonderfull nature i'd say.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Oh these details!!!Speechless...one can almost touch them...(sure this wouldn't be a good idea...)

15 Jul 2010 7:53am

@KriKridesign: Another specimen to come into your stories on next walk ... :-) Tomorrow we'll encounter a dragonfly again - so prepair for this ;-)

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

een prachtplaat de antennes zo haarscherp!
spijtig van de schaduw op zijn vleugels

15 Jul 2010 12:02pm

@pascale: Dank je hartelijk, Pascale. Tja die schaduw had ik nu eenmaal niet in de hand... ik was al ontzettend blij dat deze schoonheid even wou blijven zitten voor een klein portretje want ondanks het feit dat het een nachtvlinder is, was hij behoorlijk actief ...:-)

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Alsof deze met een pop speelt............!
Zeer fraaie opname van deze beauty, ook de lichtval vind ik top!

15 Jul 2010 12:52pm

@♏arleen: Dank je alweer, Marleen. De pop kan ik zelf niet zo dadelijk thuisbrengen in deze foto maar ik heb daar zelf dan ook bijzonder weinig mee gespeeld vroeger :-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

An interesting find, Johan. Very nice focus and detail on the antennae and head.

15 Jul 2010 1:44pm

@Julie Brown: First time I encountered this species. This one was very active so I was lucky to get some good shots at all...

Becky from los angeles, United States

WOW! Love this perspective - from the back of the head with hair - doesn't even look like a moth! Amazing - great shot.

15 Jul 2010 8:21pm

@Becky: Thank you very much, Becky. For me the antennae were the most attractive part so I tried to get a good image of them. But I had to be very fast - its a rather active specimen. So not very much time to choose a perspective .. just what was possible at that time.

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

@ :-)))))) Even door je ooghaartjes kijken dan zie je een prinsessenpopje met baljurk op skies...., maar het zij je vergeven nu ik begrijp dat je daar vroeger weinig mee speelde...;-)))

15 Jul 2010 9:55pm

@♏arleen: Ik zie zowaar de ski nu ... heerlijk !

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

quel finesse des detail ,c'est impressionant !!!
5 etoiles !!!
amitiés ,johan !

15 Jul 2010 10:03pm

@marc battault: Thank you very much again, marc. That day I had a whole day time to make images... so I had some time to search and wait ... Most of the times that is worthwhile ...

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

stunning picture !

17 Jul 2010 9:04am

@Veronique: Thank you very much, Veronique.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I love the detail on the antennae, in particular. Feel free to correct my word 'antennae', it is probably wrong. :)

25 Jul 2010 9:20pm

@Dutçh: "Antenna (plural antennae - biology), the sensing organs of several arthropods" so you are entirely correct ! Thumbs up for you ! Males use these to find the females - world would be much more interesting when humans would have these too, don't you think ?

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

I think men have invisible antennae, they always seem to know where the women are :P Maybe the women have them too!

28 Jul 2010 5:13am

@Dutçh: Think you defintely have to wear less perfume then :p

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm