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Tyria jacobaeae

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 27 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Tyria jacobaeae (NL: Sint-jacobsvlinder / EN: Cinnabar moth / DE: Jakobskrautbär, Blutbär, Karminbär / FR: Goutte de sang, Ecaille du séneçon, Carmin) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth, found in Europe and western and central Asia. The moth is named after the red mineral cinnabar because of the red patches on its predominantly black wings. Cinnabar moths are about 20mm long and have a wingspan of 32–42 mm. Cinnabar moths are day-flying insects. Like many other brightly coloured moths, it is unpalatable; the larvae use members of the genus Senecio as foodplants.

Image: Ranst (BE) – 22/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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l'Angevine from France

magnifique ce rouge et noir

27 Jun 2012 8:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

27 Jun 2012 10:20am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

spectacular for sure! Wow. Well done :-)

27 Jun 2012 12:20pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Einfach großartig ! Die Flügel wirken wie Samt ! Schöne Grüße aus dem Rheindelta am Bodensee !

27 Jun 2012 3:52pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

oh my god, it is a butterfly... so beautiful and colorful... bravo to have find it...

27 Jun 2012 9:34pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful color and detail. The composition works well too.

28 Jun 2012 1:18am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Superb image! Perfect in details and great compo. *****

28 Jun 2012 6:20pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, this is stunning.

29 Jun 2012 3:59am

Mary from PA, United States

Beautiful and stunning detail Johan...5 Stars

29 Jun 2012 3:49pm

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Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm