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Lomaspilis marginata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 June 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Lomaspilis marginata (NL: Gerande spanner / EN: Clouded Border / DE: Vogelschmeiß-Spanner) is a delicate little moth, which can be disturbed from undergrowth during the day, but whose natural flight time is at night.
Wingspan is between 30mm and 38mm. The black and white markings show considerable variation in the wild. It is fairly commonly distributed over most of Belgium, occupying woodland and moist localities, and flies between May and July. The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and poplars (Populus), especially aspen (P. tremula).

Image: Lille (BE) - 03/05/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Großartig !

13 Jun 2011 4:39pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it's a wonderful butterfly !!!
great shot !
friendships !

13 Jun 2011 7:06pm

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

a pretty one!

15 Jun 2011 8:26am

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Superbe photo .... une belle netteté et des couleurs splendides ....

18 Jun 2011 9:19pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm