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Adscita statices

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 August 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Adscita statices (NL: Metaalvlinder / EN: Green Forester / DE:Ampfer-Grünwidderchen) is a moth of the family Zygaenidae. It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 25–28 mm. The larva lives on Rumex acetosa and R. acetosella. Hibernates as larva and pupates in a cocoon near the ground. The adults fly from mid May till early August. They are active during the day, especially on sunny days when they vist flowers of various herbaceous plants like Trifolium sp., Echium vulgare, Carduus sp. or like in this image Dactylorhiza maculata.

Image: Dahlem (DE) - 11/06/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Céline from New York City, United States

Nice capture !

4 Aug 2011 6:29am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooie foto!

4 Aug 2011 7:11am

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Prachtig de scherpte op deze schoonheid en vooral op de voelsprieten.
Erg mooie macro.

4 Aug 2011 7:50am

BBM from south, United Kingdom

Lovely Capture! :)

4 Aug 2011 12:05pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm